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 224 reviews from around the Web.
  • 03/03/2021
         
    I had an issue with my tooth that hadn't been previously resolved and Dr. Hanchett took care of it immediately. I'll be going back.
  • 03/25/2021
         
    I had a very pleasant experience. Everyone was very friendly and they were very accommodating.
  • 02/03/2021
         
    You guys are the best!! :)
  • 03/05/2021
         
    Great job again with the cleaning and exam!
  • 02/19/2021
         
    It's nice to have the option to get your teeth cleaned.
  • 03/04/2021
         
    Always polite and on time. Dr Hanchett is the best! We miss Debbie but wish her a happy retirement!
  • 09/30/2020
         
    Always pleasant, professional dentistry with a personal touch.
  • 02/19/2021
         
    Wonderful experience again. Was concerned about a change of status on my tooth. Got in right away.
  • 02/05/2021
         
    Always excellent care and courteous and professional staff. Dr. Hanchett goes above and beyond to take care of his patients!!
  • 03/17/2021
         
    Was on time and very precise.
  • 09/30/2020
         
    I am a new patient and everyone was so nice and kind , right down to the office help. Thank You for getting me in so Dr Hanchett could fix my tooth. The office is beautiful.
  • 02/26/2021
         
    Very meticulous. And friendly.
  • 02/26/2021
         
    I’m so happy we found you, I am so impressed at your kindness and caring.
  • 02/12/2021
         
    Always friendly and like a family .
  • 03/05/2021
         
    Friendly folks!
  • 02/26/2021
         
    Dr. Hanchett’s team did an excellent job! It was a pleasant experience having my teeth cleaned and checked out.
  • 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...
  • 03/04/2021
         
    Staff friendly and very professional!
  • 04/09/2021
         
    Great job I will more than happy to recommend him to anybody friends family neighbors only thing is I need to get him out to go fishing show me the good spots I'm new up here but I know he's a busy man hahah.

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.