Dental Handpieces’ Popular Innovations that Can Help You

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Dental handpieces are essential to you dentists, just as important as a scalpel in surgeon's hands. And only after carrying the latest innovations for your dental tools can you work more efficiently. For dental patient, a high quality equipment means a better experience, so as a dentist, you should take attention to the innovations of dental handpiece sometimes.  

We've examined some popular innovations in dental handpieces and how they can help you.

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Air-driven and electrical dental handpieces

Both air-driven and electrical dental handpieces have been modified and improved through the years. Each offers various strengths, and a careful evaluation will help you determine which type would be most useful for your practice.

Air-driven dental handpieces were introduced roughly 60 years ago.  Since then, the tool has undergone continual innovations, including:

  • Ergonomic designs
  • Smaller heads
  • Easier bur-changing
  • Quieter turbines

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Electrical dental handpieces are extremely efficient when cutting materials such as silver amalgam, alloys, glass ceramic, and other materials commonly used in dentistry. One of the most popular features of the electrical dental handpiece is that it has less “bur chatter.” That means the bur doesn't slow down when drilling or cutting through various materials. Dentists can also set the desired RPM and customize the dental handpieces to perform endodontic procedures such as the sectional removal of the third molar.

While electrical systems are typically more expensive than the air-driven ones, if your practice specializes in a variety of clinical procedures, this versatility may make the investment a more economical option. In addition, electrical dnetal handpieces have no turbine, which means they are lower-maintenance units.

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Some innovations, such as automatic torque control, can be incorporated in both air-driven and electrical dental handpieces.

Through advanced speed-sensing intelligence, these dental handpieces can deliver consistent torque at high speeds. This is particularly useful when removing different types of restorative materials and cutting enamel.  Automation also means you can sense the degree of resistance when drilling through dental materials