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920 W Emma Ave, Springdale, AR 72764 
40.01 miles near Stella
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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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Nov 7, 2023
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As adolescents, we lose our primary teeth as our smile develops. However, in adulthood, losing teeth is caused by oral health issues. The advanced stage of gum disease could be responsible as well. Since losing teeth at this age isn’t natural, this means oral health complications. You could have difficulties eating. Problems speaking clearly may develop. Finally, you could risk damages to your smile, or even your facial structure. You need a professional and friendly in-network dentist in Stella, MO who can correct your tooth loss. Fortunately, Doctors Network can help find a local dentist.


First, we will help connect you to a friendly dentist in your location who accepts your insurance. Then, your new dentist can evaluate your smile to assess your missing teeth. For less severe cases, a dental bridge could be the best option, restoring smile function. For multiple gaps, partials could offer a solution and restore bite function. Finally, a complete denture or CD could be crafted and secured. While most complete dentures and partials are removable, they could be supported with dental implants. Dental implants essentially look and function like natural teeth, and prevent negative changes to your alveolar bone and facial structure following tooth loss.


If you live in the Stella area and have lost your natural teeth, let us help. We can get you started on receiving the tooth replacement you need. A full smile is possible, even if you’ve lost all of your teeth, and even if many years have elapsed since that happened!


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Oct 19, 2023
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When you have a sleep disorder, you may not think a dentist could help. But in fact, dentists can provide a comfortable and noninvasive solution to treat sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) means that when you sleep, the soft palate and the back of your mouth collapse and cause you to stop breathing. Patients literally stop breathing briefly until the brain alerts the body to resume breathing. Even as you think you slept well, you’re actually sleep deprived! But when is it necessary to use the search tool on Doctors Network to find Stella, MO dentists who provide treatment options?


Warning signs could include loud and frequent snoring. Daytime headaches, and moodiness could be factors too. Without intervention, the condition could even affect your immune system and increase the risk of high blood pressure. When you experience similar signs, consider seeing a dental professional. Often, oral appliance therapy can be used to keep airways open, so you can finally rest without sleep apnea symptoms.


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Sep 28, 2023
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If you have a fractured tooth or a tooth that is yellow stained, then you might need cosmetic dentistry. With contouring and dental bonding in Stella, MO, these and other cosmetic imperfections can be corrected in only one sitting. At Doctors Network, we can help connect you with a cosmetic dentist in Stella, MO who takes new patients and provides the comprehensive treatments you need. You may not be aware just how much tooth-colored fillings can correct in a single sitting.


Tooth bonding repairs esthetic concerns effectively. The bonding material, a mixture of glass-like and acrylic particles, is shaded and placed in the tooth preparation. Stella general dentists also use the same material for fillings. With tooth contouring, the dentist actually sands and polishes the outer tooth enamel or restoration to correct the appearances of cosmetic concerns.


Today we are honoring our Brooklyn dental offices. Utilizing these two treatments, these dentists can reshape malformed teeth, repair dental damage, mask teeth stains, and close spaces between the teeth.

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Aug 28, 2023

Periodontitis is very widespread. In fact, studies from the Centers for Disease Control reveal about 50% of adults over 30 suffer from the disease. Without treatment, gum disease could cause uncomfortable symptoms. Known as periodontitis, this is actually one of the most common causes of adult tooth loss. All that to say, when you develop the symptoms of the disease, you need to see a professional as soon as possible. Sore, red gums that bleed easily, along with receding tissues, are common indicators that you need to see a Stella family dentist.


Doctor Network’s search engine can facilitate finding dentists in Stella MO that accept new patients and can offer a route to a healthier smile after a dental examination. If there is any sign of inflammation, then a treatment plan can be created. For mild or moderate periodontitis, a deep cleaning followed by traditional cleanings every three to four months could safeguard the smile. For severe periodontitis stages, there are options like pocket reduction surgery, laser dentistry, and more to restore your gums!

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Jul 26, 2023

As children, many of us grind our teeth for short periods of time. The issue tends to last only a few months. But for some, bruxism could mean grinding and clenching continue into and throughout adulthood, and the pressure from grinding and clenching your teeth could damage your smile. Chipped and cracked teeth could leave your smile vulnerable. You’re also more likely to develop cavities or even infected teeth, which is why if you grind your teeth, you should consider using Doctors Network’s search tool to book an appointment with a dentist in Stella.


Your significant other may let you know you grind your teeth in your sleep. Otherwise, symptoms could include toothaches 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 dental implants. Many offer treatment with custom and comfortable oral appliances. So don’t ignore the indicators of bruxism, talk to us about finding the right dentist in your area who accepts patients without dental insurance.


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Doctors Network
Jun 8, 2023

You can’t put a price on showing off a perfect smile, but as we age, many of us struggle with the loss of natural teeth. Missing teeth could lead to difficulty with eating and speaking, and can even lead to an older appearance. To treat tooth loss, people often turn to implant-supported prosthetics. Unlike traditional prosthetics, such as bridges or removable dentures, these are connected to posts inserted into your jaw. Crowns or even prosthetics like dentures are locked into these implant posts. These then act as new roots, so your new teeth can last not ten years, but possibly a lifetime with proper care.


Are you ready to tackle your tooth loss with dental implants? If you want to know how much dental implants cost near you in Stella, you are not alone, but first, you should find a Stella dentist who can offer surgical placement of dental implants. Doctors Network can help you with this, connecting you to a dental office who not only can address your tooth loss, but also works with patients without dental insurance. Same-day appointments are usually available. You can even register for a Doctors Network membership plan to reduce the cost of your treatment.


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

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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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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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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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