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 202 reviews from around the Web.
  • 03/11/2020
         
    Love this dental practice! Everyone is super friendly and extremely helpful. And Dr. Hanchett does an amazing job.
  • 07/02/2020
         
    Dr. Hanchett's office is a beautiful place to visit - the view of the Cheboygan River is spectacular!
  • 02/26/2021
         
    Very meticulous. And friendly.
  • 11/12/2019
         
    Kasi does a great job too!
  • 02/26/2021
         
    Iā€™m so happy we found you, I am so impressed at your kindness and caring.
  • 02/19/2021
         
    It's nice to have the option to get your teeth cleaned.
  • 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!
  • 08/20/2020
         
    My hygienist Kasi was thorough and efficient. I highly recommend them.
  • 08/01/2020
         
    Dr Hanchett and company came highly recommended from family and friends.
  • 01/24/2020
         
    your office, in particular Kasi, has Always done a wonderful job
  • 01/28/2020
         
    I had a great experience. Looking forward to future visits. The staff made me feel at home.
  • 11/12/2019
         
    Kasi does a great job too!
  • 08/27/2020
         
    Cassie does a great job cleaning my teeth. Dr Hanchett gave me a thorough exam. Staff is always pleasant.
  • 10/11/2020
         
    I am thoroughly pleased with the dental care at Dr. Hanchett's office. The people are warm and friendly, from the office staff to the hygienists to the...
  • 02/20/2021
         
    Always a good experience at Dr. Hanchettā€™s office.
  • 12/13/2019
         
    Thorough cleaning and examination done professionally and with upbeat staff.
  • 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.
  • 02/24/2021
         
    Always a pleasant and professional experience !

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.