Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Water's Edge
James Hanchett, D.D.S.
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
(231) 627-4301
11404 N Straits Hwy
Cheboygan, MI 49721
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James Hanchett, D.D.S. is rated 5 out of 5 based on 317 reviews from around the Web.
  • 05/26/2021
         
    Appointments are always prompt, efficient and as pleasant as possible an experience considering it’s the dentist you’re visiting.
  • 05/11/2022
         
    They were very busy and I had a bit of a wait time but very satisfied, as when with me, Dr Hanchett took all the time I needed. Very Happy.
  • 06/11/2021
         
    Great service. Nice people.
  • 11/26/2021
         
    Excellent professional dental care, highly recommend !!
  • 01/06/2022
         
    A nice office with great staff.
  • 12/23/2021
         
    Terrific professional and personal regard… happy to have claimed them as my new dental care people.
  • 08/18/2021
         
    The care was great and the personal interactions top notch. I appreciated all of it.
  • 08/31/2021
         
    Dr Hanchett and his staff are the best I've ever experienced visiting a dentist office.
  • 06/24/2021
         
    Pleasant atmosphere and caring staff.
  • 01/11/2022
         
    Really nice and very professional had 5 teeth removed and didn't feel any pain very nice place to have dental work done thanks guys
  • 12/31/2021
         
    Particularly glad to not sit and wait.
  • 10/28/2021
         
    Frequent rinsing was a great help.
  • 12/10/2021
         
    Never thought I would find a dentist that would show me such kindness. Everyone at this office is super! Would recommend to everyone.
  • 04/14/2022
         
    Always a good experience. Very professional and friendly.
  • 09/15/2021
         
    Another incredibly successful visit to the best dentist in Cheboygan, by far!
  • 06/16/2021
         
    Dr. Hanchett and the staff very PROFESSIONAL explained my expectatons of my next several procedures on my way to new smile

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
Crowns

Most people will experience damage to the surface (enamel) of their teeth at some point. Teeth become cracked, chipped or discolored due to a large range of causes, from severe trauma to the natural effects of day-to-day wear.

When decay or damage to the surface of a tooth becomes significant, the tooth can be reduced and a custom-made tooth bonded or cemented to its surface. This restoration is called a "crown." Our porcelain crowns are fashioned in a dental laboratory by trained technicians to provide the same strength and appearance as a healthy tooth. The color of the crown is carefully matched using digital photography and microscopes to the color of your surrounding teeth.

When damage to the tooth extends to the foundation (root) of the tooth, a bridge or dental implant may be a better solution. Dr. Hanchett will discuss your options for restorations with you after an initial examination.

Procedure

First, Dr. Hanchett will remove any decay and shape your tooth to receive a crown. The crown must be thick enough to withstand chewing forces, which means that the natural tooth below the crown must be reduced.

He will then take an impression of your tooth and note how your teeth fit together. You will then be fitted with a temporary crown while the permanent one is constructed in a dental lab.

On a second visit, your temporary crown will be taken off and the fit of the new crown carefully checked. The final crown is then bonded or cemented in place, restoring the tooth to its natural strength, appearance and function.