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 145 reviews from around the Web.
  • 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.
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Dr. Hanchett was able to see me immediately, was very pleasant, and explained things as he went along.
  • 07/31/2019
         
    Great people, great work...
  • 11/14/2018
         
    Friendly, thorough, professional!
  • 07/26/2019
         
    Great people, great work...
  • 08/02/2019
         
    Kasi does a great and thorough job
  • 06/12/2019
         
    Efficient, expert, and friendly service.
  • 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!
  • 10/23/2018
         
    Always a great experience at Dr. Hanchett’s office.....painless, patient, and understanding.
  • 02/09/2019
         
    Thanks for getting me in so quick!!
  • 02/01/2019
         
    Dr. Hanchett's office is always a pleasure to visit. His front desk gals are always welcoming.
  • 04/03/2019
         
    Robert was there yesterday but does not remember so I assume all went well. Thank you. Mary bonner
  • 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.
  • 04/23/2019
         
    I absolutely love it! The staff is amazing and helpful! Dr. Hanchett is very caring about his patients.
  • 09/19/2018
         
    Treated so nice! Lost a crown & they took me the minute I came in 😁
  • 10/27/2017
         
    I have an excellent dentist office - always friendly and courteous:)
  • 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.

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.