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 130 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
  • 12/23/2017
         
    Very friendly office staff and dentist. Highly recommend.
  • 02/09/2019
         
    Thanks for getting me in so quick!!
  • 12/01/2018
         
    Every aspect, from the waiting room to making my next appointment was top notch.
  • 04/06/2017
         
    I give Dr. Hanchett a 5 star rating. Very caring and professional and frindly.
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Dr. Hanchett was able to see me immediately, was very pleasant, and explained things as he went along.
  • 12/20/2018
         
    Great periodontal care w/Cheryl, superb professionalism & wonderful dental techniques w/Dr. James, and terrific office staff detailing w/Deb & Kristi!
  • 02/16/2018
         
    The front desk ladies were awesome, and Ginger was very welcoming. Dr. Hanchett was quick and thorough and insured me of my next visit.
  • 09/19/2018
         
    Treated so nice! Lost a crown & they took me the minute I came in 😁
  • 11/13/2017
         
    Great staff; great dentist. Professional, considerate and ubër friendly dentist and staff. Two thumbs up.
  • 08/23/2017
         
    Thank you for taking care of my husband's needs and making him so comfortable while being there! Will definitely recommend this dentist to others in the...
  • 12/04/2018
         
    Very friendly and really do know their business, excellent professional care.
  • 06/12/2019
         
    Efficient, expert, and friendly service.
  • 03/15/2017
         
    Great staff, always friendly. Dr. Hanchett has always shown sincere compassion at every visit from a cleaning to filling to a crown.
  • 12/13/2018
         
    Great people great dentist
  • 10/23/2018
         
    Always a great experience at Dr. Hanchett’s office.....painless, patient, and understanding.
  • 06/04/2017
         
    Dr. Hanchett and his staff are the best! They care and are on top of things. I rate them a 5 star dental office.
  • 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.

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.