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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 238 reviews from around the Web.
  • 02/05/2021
         
    Always excellent care and courteous and professional staff. Dr. Hanchett goes above and beyond to take care of his patients!!
  • 02/17/2021
         
    Good Morning, I am very pleased with the work Dr. Hanchett has done and would recommend any one who needs work on their teeth to call for an appointment.
  • 04/07/2021
         
    Wonderful experience. I had a dental surgery and it was painless. The Doctor and the staff was caring and made sure I was comfortable.
  • 02/19/2021
         
    Wonderful experience again. Was concerned about a change of status on my tooth. Got in right away.
  • 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.
  • 02/12/2021
         
    I had a semi emergency and they took me right in unlike other dentists I had called.
  • 05/07/2021
         
    Your office is one of the best run places I have been to. Everyone treats you like they know you. Thanks for the care.
  • 03/04/2021
         
    Staff friendly and very professional!
  • 02/10/2021
         
    Every team member there treats me like their favorite patient!
  • 04/08/2021
         
    Great and friendly staff!
  • 02/26/2021
         
    I’m so happy we found you, I am so impressed at your kindness and caring.
  • 02/20/2021
         
    Always a good experience at Dr. Hanchett’s office.
  • 03/26/2021
         
    Everyone is very pleasant, professional, thorough and answered all of my questions.
  • 03/19/2021
         
    As usual, nothing but the best care from the Water's Edge team. Lindsay L. made sure the chompers were shiny and bright! Thank you!
  • 03/03/2021
         
    I am more than happy with the work that Dr. Hanchett has done on my teeth. Julie
  • 03/25/2021
         
    I had a very pleasant experience. Everyone was very friendly and they were very accommodating.
  • 02/16/2021
         
    Every team member there treats me like their favorite patient!Although fully booked on a busy Monday, they were still able to squeeze me in; they are the best!
  • 04/21/2021
         
    Everything went well, the whole staff was kind and did their job. Beautiful experience in a beautiful setting.
  • 02/12/2021
         
    Always friendly and like a family .

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.