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 169 reviews from around the Web.
  • 08/08/2019
         
    Dr Hanchett's staff scheduled me quickly and discovered my dental problem fast. I will be going back soon to take care of it.
  • 02/01/2019
         
    Dr. Hanchett's office is always a pleasure to visit. His front desk gals are always welcoming.
  • 06/21/2019
         
    They are very patient oriented and will accommodate an individuals schedule .
  • 04/30/2020
         
    He & his assistant explained everything they needed to do & were patient & reassuring.
  • 07/31/2019
         
    Great people, great work...
  • 10/25/2019
         
    My hygienist was new and I found her to be very good and helpful. I highly recommend this office.
  • 08/08/2019
         
    Dr Hanchett's staff scheduled me quickly and discovered my dental problem fast. I will be going back soon to take care of it.
  • 01/23/2019
         
    This is my favorite dental practice. The care is great and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable.
  • 02/01/2019
         
    Dr. Hanchett's office is always a pleasure to visit. His front desk gals are always welcoming.
  • 08/02/2019
         
    Kasi does a great and thorough job
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Dr. Hanchett was able to see me immediately, was very pleasant, and explained things as he went along.
  • 11/10/2018
         
    The staff is very friendly and helpful! Dr. Hanchett is great and very friendly; he’s is great addition to our community.
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Excellent professional team with the personal touch. Great experience here for this satisfied customer and patient!
  • 02/09/2019
         
    Thanks for getting me in so quick!!
  • 11/12/2019
         
    Kasi does a great job too!
  • 03/11/2020
         
    Love this dental practice! Everyone is super friendly and extremely helpful. And Dr. Hanchett does an amazing job.
  • 12/20/2018
         
    Great periodontal care w/Cheryl, superb professionalism & wonderful dental techniques w/Dr. James, and terrific office staff detailing w/Deb & Kristi!
  • 04/03/2019
         
    Robert was there yesterday but does not remember so I assume all went well. Thank you. Mary bonner

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.