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 125 reviews from around the Web.
  • 08/01/2017
         
    The business office is ALWAYS professional and welcoming. I greatly appreciate that Becky ALWAYS stops what she's doing to talk with me. In this day &...
  • 02/16/2018
         
    The front desk ladies were awesome, and Ginger was very welcoming. Dr. Hanchett was quick and thorough and insured me of my next visit.
  • 06/29/2017
         
    The team at Dr. Hanchett's office is excellent. From the front desk, to the dental hygienist, to Dr. Hanchett, they are kind, helpful, friendly, and gentle.
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Dr. Hanchett was able to see me immediately, was very pleasant, and explained things as he went along.
  • 08/28/2017
         
    This view makes getting a filling a little better.
  • 12/20/2018
         
    Great periodontal care w/Cheryl, superb professionalism & wonderful dental techniques w/Dr. James, and terrific office staff detailing w/Deb & Kristi!
  • 10/15/2017
         
    The Dentist and his entire office staff are very friendly and accommodating They make sure the patient understands the work being prescribed, and the options...
  • 08/23/2017
         
    Thank you for taking care of my husband's needs and making him so comfortable while being there! Will definitely recommend this dentist to others in the...
  • 07/28/2017
         
    Great dentist! Calm and patient! I was a first time patient and very nervous. He put me at ease and I'm going back!!
  • 10/23/2018
         
    Always a great experience at Dr. Hanchett’s office.....painless, patient, and understanding.
  • 12/13/2018
         
    Great people great dentist
  • 02/09/2019
         
    Thanks for getting me in so quick!!
  • 09/19/2018
         
    Treated so nice! Lost a crown & they took me the minute I came in 😁
  • 03/30/2017
         
    Always a friendly and professional experience! The entire team makes you feel welcome!
  • 04/29/2018
         
    He has been good to me. They get you in right away You never have much if any wait time. He is very careful not to hurt you .

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.