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 309 reviews from around the Web.
  • 08/18/2021
         
    The care was great and the personal interactions top notch. I appreciated all of it.
  • 06/11/2021
         
    Great service. Nice people.
  • 08/31/2021
         
    Dr Hanchett and his staff are the best I've ever experienced visiting a dentist office.
  • 06/04/2021
         
    Friendly staff, very good service,teeth works well done
  • 04/22/2021
         
    James Hanchett entire staff are wonderful The professionalism and friendliness of the whole team is outstanding..
  • 07/01/2021
         
    polite, friendly, new my name.
  • 06/04/2021
         
    From registration to checkout, the customer service was fantastic! I will be sending more of my family and friends to Dr. Hanchett.
  • 07/14/2021
         
    Very friendly staff. I also felt comfortable during my exam and cleaning.
  • 03/25/2021
         
    Always friendly professional environment with a staff that loves the work that they do to help people.
  • 06/26/2021
         
    SUPER GREAT CARE....THANK U!
  • 06/02/2021
         
    Ii called last week to schedule a visit and you couldn't have been nicer! Got me scheduled foe the following week! Unheard of.
  • 06/04/2021
         
    Great job. Got my teeth cleaned and appointments to repair some fillings.
  • 05/26/2021
         
    Appointments are always prompt, efficient and as pleasant as possible an experience considering it’s the dentist you’re visiting.
  • 08/04/2021
         
    as always, a pleasant appointment!!!
  • 07/24/2021
         
    As always with dentists, I hated and dreaded going, but glad I went after.

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.