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 130 reviews from around the Web.
  • 12/04/2018
         
    Very friendly and really do know their business, excellent professional care.
  • 09/18/2018
         
    I was very impressed with the way Dr. Hanchett explained everything to me about the condition of my teeth and about the procedure I will be having.
  • 12/20/2018
         
    Great periodontal care w/Cheryl, superb professionalism & wonderful dental techniques w/Dr. James, and terrific office staff detailing w/Deb & Kristi!
  • 03/30/2017
         
    Always a friendly and professional experience! The entire team makes you feel welcome!
  • 09/01/2018
         
    I am completely satisfied with my overall care and treatment.
  • 03/15/2017
         
    Great staff, always friendly. Dr. Hanchett has always shown sincere compassion at every visit from a cleaning to filling to a crown.
  • 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 &...
  • 09/19/2018
         
    Treated so nice! Lost a crown & they took me the minute I came in 😁
  • 10/17/2018
         
    The office is clean, up to date and friendly. I had the best cleaning of my life and a thorough examination by Dr. Hanchett.
  • 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...
  • 11/13/2017
         
    Great staff; great dentist. Professional, considerate and ubër friendly dentist and staff. Two thumbs up.
  • 04/18/2019
         
    Great service! The staff is friendly and helpful! Dr. Hanchett is very nice and does fantastic job! I trust him with my family!
  • 12/01/2018
         
    Every aspect, from the waiting room to making my next appointment was top notch.
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Excellent professional team with the personal touch. Great experience here for this satisfied customer and patient!
  • 11/10/2018
         
    The staff is very friendly and helpful! Dr. Hanchett is great and very friendly; he’s is great addition to our community.
  • 08/28/2017
         
    This view makes getting a filling a little better.
  • 01/23/2019
         
    This is my favorite dental practice. The care is great and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable.
  • 10/27/2017
         
    I have an excellent dentist office - always friendly and courteous:)

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.