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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.
  • 07/24/2021
         
    I would definitely recommend this dental office to others!
  • 08/05/2021
         
    Friendly and efficient
  • 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.
  • 07/28/2021
         
    Excellent Cleaning...Thanks!!!
  • 04/17/2021
         
    Professional, friendly, efficient. A nice place.
  • 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!
  • 03/26/2021
         
    Everyone is very pleasant, professional, thorough and answered all of my questions.
  • 05/26/2021
         
    Appointments are always prompt, efficient and as pleasant as possible an experience considering it’s the dentist you’re visiting.
  • 03/25/2021
         
    Always friendly professional environment with a staff that loves the work that they do to help people.
  • 05/19/2021
         
    The people that work in the office make going to the dentist a painless experience. They are relaxed and have a sense of humor when needed.
  • 03/23/2021
         
    Great staff always friendly and informative.
  • 03/05/2021
         
    Great job again with the cleaning and exam!
  • 03/12/2021
         
    Great people all the way-around!!!!!
  • 04/22/2021
         
    James Hanchett entire staff are wonderful The professionalism and friendliness of the whole team is outstanding..
  • 06/24/2021
         
    So much better than what I had from my previous dentist. I'm absolutely delighted with the results!

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.