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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 07/16/2019
         
    Great place to get your dental needs addressed! Wonderful smiling people to get you behind the desk and amazing dental staff!
  • 11/22/2019
         
    Friendly and informative is all aspects of my treatment on my first initial consultation.
  • 07/31/2019
         
    Great people, great work...
  • 07/02/2020
         
    Dr. Hanchett's office is a beautiful place to visit - the view of the Cheboygan River is spectacular!
  • 06/21/2019
         
    They are very patient oriented and will accommodate an individuals schedule .
  • 06/21/2019
         
    I can honestly say that in all the years I've been going to Dr. Hanchette practice, I have never experienced pain during any of my procedures.
  • 07/26/2019
         
    Great people, great work...
  • 01/28/2020
         
    I had a great experience. Looking forward to future visits. The staff made me feel at home.
  • 08/18/2020
         
    I'm so glad she recommended Dr Hanchett. Everything about this organization is WONDERFUL! I will always look forward to my visits.
  • 08/20/2020
         
    My hygienist Kasi was thorough and efficient. I highly recommend them.
  • 11/23/2019
         
    Friendly and informative is all aspects of my treatment on my first initial consultation.
  • 03/11/2020
         
    Love this dental practice! Everyone is super friendly and extremely helpful. And Dr. Hanchett does an amazing job.
  • 07/31/2019
         
    Every step is done easy for me and timely.
  • 09/30/2020
         
    Always pleasant, professional dentistry with a personal touch.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 10/25/2019
         
    My hygienist was new and I found her to be very good and helpful. I highly recommend this office.
  • 06/26/2020
         
    Very pleasant experience from beginning to end.

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
Veneers

Veneers are most often applied over the front-most teeth to correct stained, cracked, chipped, or crooked teeth. Smaller, more localized problems may be treatable using dental bonding procedures.

Veneers are made of either porcelain or composite resins. Composite resins are applied directly to the teeth, and then shaped appropriately. Porcelain veneers are thin hard shells that must be constructed in a lab before being bonded over the teeth.

Composite veneers are typically less expensive than their porcelain counter-parts, but they have a slightly shorter life span. Composite resin restorations last between five and seven years, whereas porcelain veneers typically last well over 15 years.

Unlike bonding procedures used for small problems, most veneers require a tooth reduction prior to placement. This means that the thickness of your teeth must be slightly reduced to provide enough room for the veneer.

Veneer Procedures

Porcelain Veneers
To begin fitting you with veneers, the enamel of the teeth may need to be slightly reduced using a buffing method. The teeth are very minimally reduced, usually between 0.5mm and 1.0mm. An impression of the area is taken, which will be sent to a dental laboratory to construct the veneers. You will be fitted with temporary veneers until your final restoration is completed.

Next, Dr. Hanchett will carefully check the completed veneers for proper color matching and fit.

During the final placement of the veneers, a substance will first be applied to the teeth that will strengthen the bond between the cement and the tooth. Next, the final veneers are carefully bonded to the teeth using a strong adherent. This bond is solidified by treating the area with a laser, or strong light.

Composite Veneers
Composite veneers can be applied during a single office visit. After careful discussion of desired results and options for treatment, Dr. Hanchett will help you choose the correct color for your veneer.

Next, the resin will be directly applied to your teeth and carefully sculpted into the desired shape. The area is then treated to solidify the bond between the tooth and the veneer.