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920 W Emma Ave, Springdale, AR 72764 
42.06 miles near Shell Knob
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Dr. Steven Hankins believes that being a dentist is the most fulfilling job in the world. He views dentistry as a combination of engineering and art, and works to create foundationally-strong, and cosmetically beautiful results for each of his patients. Providing his patients with the best dental care he can is his goal, and he ensures that he meets this goal by attending continuing education courses. Dr. Hankins has done over 500 hours of hands-on continuing education training in Sedation Dentistry, Advanced Endodontics, Orthodontics (Invisalign), Smile Design, and Implant Dentistry. He has also earned his IV and Oral moderal sedation licenses through the Arkansas board of dentistry.

Dr. Hankins earned his degree in Biology from the University of Arkansas, then went on to earn his doctoral degree in dental surgery at the University of Tennessee. He then became a practicing dentist in 2013, but chose to continue his education by taking part in mentorship training programs in Pediatrics and Advanced Surgery. In 2016, he completed a residency program at the Children's Hospital in Dallas, then worked at the Smile Center. Today, Dr. Hankins is a member of the Arkansas State Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

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Doctors Network
Nov 7, 2023
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As adolescents, we lose our primary teeth over time. However, in adulthood, losing teeth is caused by oral health issues. Periodontitis leads to major tooth loss. Since losing teeth at adulthood isn’t natural, this means issues with smile stability. You could have problems with nutritional intake. Problems speaking clearly may develop. Finally, you could risk negative changes to your smile alignment, or even smile’s stability. You need an experienced private dentist in Shell Knob, MO who can correct your tooth loss. Fortunately, Doctors Network can help locate one.


First, we will connect you to a dentist near you. Once we do, your new dentist can inspect your smile to assess your missing teeth. For mild cases, a dental bridge could be placed, addressing one to three lost teeth in a row. For multiple missing teeth, partial dentures could offer a solution and address complicated tooth loss. Finally, a complete denture or CD could be custom-made. While most complete dentures and partial dentures are removable, they could be stablized with tooth implants. Dental implants essentially look and function like natural teeth, and preserve bone density in your jaw and facial structure following losing a tooth.


If you live in the Shell Knob‘s neighborhoods and have lost your natural teeth, let us help. We can help you get started on receiving bridges or dentures. Model-worthy teeth are within reach, even if you’ve suffered edentulism, and even if many years have gone by since that happened!


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Doctors Network
Oct 19, 2023
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When you have a sleep disorder, you may not realize it, but a dentist could help. But in fact, dentists can often provide a comfortable and noninvasive solution to stop nighttime airway obstruction. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) means that as you sleep, the soft palate and the back of your mouth collapse and cause you to stop breathing. People actually stop breathing for a few seconds until the brain alerts the body to resume breathing. Even as you assume you slept well, you could feel tired! But when is it necessary to talk to Doctors Network to find Shell Knob, MO dentists who could offer treatment with oral appliance therapy?


Signs and symptoms of sleep apnea could include snoring on a nightly basis. Daytime drowsiness, headaches, and even irritability could occur too. With no treatment, the condition could even affect your immune system and heart health. When you suffer similar signs and symptoms, consider seeing a dental professional. Often, oral appliance therapy can be helpful to keep air passages clear while you sleep, so you can finally sleep well.


This week we are honoring our dental care providers near New York, NY.

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Doctors Network
Sep 28, 2023
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If you have a fractured tooth or one that is stained, then you could benefit from cosmetic dentistry. With contouring and tooth-color fillings in Shell Knob, MO, these and other aesthetic imperfections can be can be addressed with lifelike results. At Doctors Network, we are here to help connect you with a dental professional in Shell Knob, MO who takes new patients and provides the comprehensive treatments you need. You may be surprised to discover just how much tooth-colored fillings can do in a single sitting.


Dental restoration repairs esthetic concerns with composite resin materials. The material, a mix of glass-like and acrylic particles, is shaded and placed in the tooth preparation. Shell Knob cosmetic dentists also use this material to fill tooth cavities. With dental contouring, the dentist actually sands the outer tooth enamel or restoration to correct your damaged or malformed tooth.


Today we are celebrating our Brooklyn dentists. Between these two treatments, these dentists will be able to reshape malformed teeth, tackle dental emergencies, mask unattractive teeth stains, and even close spaces between teeth.

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Doctors Network
Aug 28, 2023

Periodontal disease is very widespread. In fact, studies from the CDC reveal about 50% of adults over 30 require treatment for periodontal concerns. Without treatment, gum disease could impact smile stability. Also known as periodontitis, this is actually the most common cause of edentulism. All that to say, when you develop the symptoms of the disease, you should seek help right away. Inflamed and receding gums, especially with bleeding, are common indicators that you need to consult a Shell Knob dental office.


Doctor Network’s search engine can help connect you with walk in dentists in Shell Knob MO that accept new patients and can offer a route to a healthier smile after a dental examination. If there is any sign of periodontal concerns, then a treatment plan can be created. For the early stages, a deep cleaning followed by traditional cleanings every 3 to 4 months could prevent symptoms. For the more advanced stage, there are options like gum grafts, laser dentistry, and more to protect your smile!

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Doctors Network
Jul 26, 2023

As children, many of us grind our teeth for short periods of time. The issue tends to be temporary. But for some, bruxism could mean the issue persists into and throughout adulthood, and the pressure from grinding and clenching your teeth could lead to major complications. Chipped teeth and cracks could leave your smile vulnerable. You’re also more likely to develop tooth decay or even dental abscesses, which is why if you grind your teeth, you should consider using Doctors Network’s search tool to find a dentist in Shell Knob.


Your significant other may let you know that you have bruxism when you sleep. Otherwise, symptoms could include jaw pain and tooth sensitivity. Treatment options vary. Some dentists bring relief by addressing the oral health issues behind your bruxism. They could correct misalignment with orthodontics, or even replace missing teeth with prosthetics. Many offer treatment with custom and comfortable oral splints. So don’t ignore the indicators of bruxism, talk to us about finding the right dentist in your area who accepts new patients.


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Doctors Network
Jun 8, 2023

You can’t put a price on showing off a perfect smile, but as we get older, many of us struggle with the loss of natural teeth. Missing teeth could lead to trouble with eating and speaking, and can even lead to bone loss in the jaw. To treat tooth loss, people often turn to implant-supported prosthetics. Unlike traditional prosthetics, such as dentures or fixed partial dentures, these are connected to posts that act as new roots. Crowns or even prosthetics like dentures are securely attached to these implant posts. These then act as new roots, so your new teeth can last not ten years, but several decades with proper care and attention.


Are you ready to address unsightly gaps with dental implants? If you are wondering how much dental implants cost in Shell Knob, you are not alone, but firstly, you need to find a Shell Knob dentist who can offer surgical placement of dental implants. Doctors Network can help you with this, connecting you to a dentist who not only can address your tooth loss, but also accepts walk-in patients. Same-day appointments are usually available. You can even sign up for a Doctors Network dental plan to reduce the cost of your procedure.


The dentist will take a close look at your smile. Underlying issues such as periodontitis may need to be considered before moving forward. But once completed, your dental implants will offer replacement teeth that look and function like natural teeth!

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Doctors Network
Feb 2, 2022
Missouri is the birthplace of America’s 33rd president, Harry Truman, and home to the nation’s largest beer brewery, Anheuser-Busch. Yet, it is perhaps more well-known for the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904, which reportedly introduced most of the American foods we know and love today, including hot dogs, ice cream cones, Dr. Pepper, and much more. Today, the Show Me State is home to nearly 6.1 million residents, all of whom deserve to enjoy the benefits of exceptional dental care without having to pay exorbitant out-of-pocket costs. To help them all receive that care, Doctors Network has partnered with dentists across the state to offer patients direct dental plans directly through their dentists’ offices.
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Doctors Network
Feb 2, 2022
Missouri is one of the nation’s friendliest places to raise a family, and boasts a relatively low cost of living coupled with a strong economy. However, dental health care costs can be a burden to families of all backgrounds and demographics, even when they have dental insurance coverage. The goal of Doctors Network is to help dentists across Missouri offer high-quality care directly to their patients, without the exorbitant extra costs that third-party insurance companies often tack on to their plans. With a direct dental plan, you only pay a small monthly fee, which your dentist will determine, to gain access to substantial savings on your dental health care. For instance, checkup and cleaning appointments only cost $25 per visit under the plan, and treatments such as teeth-whitening, dental fillings, crowns, Invisalign®, dental implants, and more will be significantly discounted—often by up to 90%!
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Doctors Network
Feb 2, 2022
The best thing about a direct dental plan is that it is not insurance. Therefore, signing up will not interfere with any existing insurance coverage that you may already have. If you don’t have insurance, then Doctors Network can make managing your family’s dental health care needs more affordable than ever before. To learn more, or to sign up, speak with your dentist about joining Doctors Network the next time you visit. Or, you can browse the Doctors Network website at https://www.doctorsnetwork.com/ to find a Missouri dentist near you who already offers the direct dental plan.
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