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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 286 reviews from around the Web.
  • 03/12/2021
         
    Great people all the way-around!!!!!
  • 03/25/2021
         
    Always friendly professional environment with a staff that loves the work that they do to help people.
  • 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.
  • 03/20/2021
         
    Everyone is friendly and makes you feel relaxed.
  • 06/26/2021
         
    SUPER GREAT CARE....THANK U!
  • 02/26/2021
         
    Very meticulous. And friendly.
  • 07/28/2021
         
    Excellent Cleaning...Thanks!!!
  • 04/22/2021
         
    James Hanchett entire staff are wonderful The professionalism and friendliness of the whole team is outstanding..
  • 06/29/2021
         
    Entire staff is always so friendly and efficient!!
  • 04/21/2021
         
    Everything went well, the whole staff was kind and did their job. Beautiful experience in a beautiful setting.
  • 02/26/2021
         
    I’m so happy we found you, I am so impressed at your kindness and caring.
  • 02/24/2021
         
    Always a pleasant and professional experience !
  • 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!
  • 04/15/2021
         
    The team here is very professional. Very friendly atmosphere. I would highly recommend you make an appointment! I’m glad I did.
  • 03/25/2021
         
    I had a very pleasant experience. Everyone was very friendly and they were very accommodating.

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.