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 181 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.
  • 06/26/2020
         
    Very pleasant experience from beginning to end.
  • 10/11/2020
         
    I am thoroughly pleased with the dental care at Dr. Hanchett's office. The people are warm and friendly, from the office staff to the hygienists to the...
  • 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.
  • 04/01/2019
         
    They are beyond amazing with my 3 year old. So interactive and patient. I can’t say enough amazing things about them
  • 07/26/2019
         
    Great people, great work...
  • 11/23/2019
         
    Friendly and informative is all aspects of my treatment on my first initial consultation.
  • 07/31/2019
         
    Great people, great work...
  • 01/24/2020
         
    your office, in particular Kasi, has Always done a wonderful job
  • 06/08/2020
         
    All the staff very friendly. Dr. Hanchett is top notch.
  • 03/11/2020
         
    Love this dental practice! Everyone is super friendly and extremely helpful. And Dr. Hanchett does an amazing job.
  • 11/12/2019
         
    Kasi does a great job too!
  • 08/02/2019
         
    Kasi does a great and thorough job
  • 03/13/2019
         
    My dental appointment yesterday was excellent. The entire staff is very friendly and professional. The office is very nice also, the Riverview is beautiful.
  • 11/23/2019
         
    Friendly and informative is all aspects of my treatment on my first initial consultation.
  • 08/18/2020
         
    The office got me in on a days notice, and were amazingly caring and helpful. I couldn't be more pleased as a patient who is not a regular.
  • 07/05/2019
         
    From entry to exit the staff provide exceptional service. I am greeted in the door with a smile and addressed by name. An A+ operation!
  • 04/30/2020
         
    He & his assistant explained everything they needed to do & were patient & reassuring.
  • 08/27/2020
         
    Cassie does a great job cleaning my teeth. Dr Hanchett gave me a thorough exam. Staff is always pleasant.

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
Extractions

Each individual tooth is important to the structure of the jaw and health of the surrounding teeth. For this reason, we will most often attempt to save the natural tooth using procedures such as fillingsinlays and onlays, build-ups and crowns or root canals. However, there are several possible reasons we might recommend extracting a tooth instead of saving it.

  • There can be so much decay in the tooth that it can not be restored and may endanger the surrounding teeth and jaw. In this case we will recommend the removing of the tooth and replacing it with a bridge, dental implant, or removable partial denture.

  • A primary (baby) tooth can cause problems if it does not fall out as it should. Most often, this is because it was not shaped correctly or it has too long of a root.  It will be important to remove the primary (baby) tooth to make room for the permanent tooth to erupt.

  • Misaligned or impacted teeth (such as the Wisdom Teeth) can cause pain or discomfort and affect the alignment of the rest of the jaw.  

With most extractions, a local anesthetic will be all that is needed to make the procedure comfortable. While this procedure is generally very fast, please share any concerns or preferences for sedation with Dr. Hanchett.

When a tooth has been removed, nearby teeth may move and cause problems with chewing or with your jaw joint. To avoid these complications, your dentist may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth with a dental implant. Dental implants are the most natural replacement for missing teeth because they mimic the natural tooth root as opposed to simply bridging the gap as with Bridges. Because they replace the tooth root, they prevent the neighboring teeth from shifting and interfering with proper jaw function.