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.
  • 03/23/2021
         
    The technician, Kasie, that provided cleaning is very professional and considerate in her treatment.
  • 06/11/2021
         
    Great service. Nice people.
  • 08/27/2021
         
    Dr. Hanchett is competent, efficient, and very personable. The whole staff is friendly. It doesn’t get much better than that!
  • 07/28/2021
         
    Excellent Cleaning...Thanks!!!
  • 04/17/2021
         
    Professional, friendly, efficient. A nice place.
  • 03/25/2021
         
    Always friendly professional environment with a staff that loves the work that they do to help people.
  • 06/04/2021
         
    The dentist and staff are very personable and my front tooth looks amazing.
  • 06/08/2021
         
    Excellent care! Dr. Jim is super!! Friendly staff...Thank You !
  • 03/05/2021
         
    Friendly folks!
  • 05/13/2021
         
    Most happy with the friendly and professional care we were given. Happy to have established a dental care relationship with this practice.
  • 08/18/2021
         
    The care was great and the personal interactions top notch. I appreciated all of it.
  • 03/23/2021
         
    Great staff always friendly and informative.
  • 07/09/2021
         
    Wonderful experience. First dentist willing to get me in and start all the work that needs to be done. Hygienist was excellent.
  • 06/24/2021
         
    So much better than what I had from my previous dentist. I'm absolutely delighted with the results!

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.