Uses of Electric Dental Handpieces

The local distributor who visits your shop has probably tried to convince you to purchase electric dental handpieces. Whether you have tried them or not, you are probably starting to notice the specially designed dental turbines inside offer various benefits for both slow- and high-speed implements. These advantages are noticeable during several procedures. Here are the most common scenarios that you can benefit from electric handpieces.

Cutting Resin

If you remove materials from a denture base or resin occlusal splint, your low-speed air handpiece will probably stall. This makes this procedure a frustrating and time-consuming process. On the other hand, electric handpieces have much more torque power. By making the switch, you will notice drastically shorter resin cutting times.

Finishing Procedures

While finishing a composite filling, you have probably made a white line before. You’ve likely wondered what it is. It is a small trench along the edge of the composite where the material and tooth have both been fractured from the finishing procedure. This is because an air handpiece must run at high speed or stall during this procedure. Fortunately, electric handpieces have the torque power to do the job at a lower rpm. This means minor damage to the tooth and fewer white lines.

Disking is another procedure with similar challenges. Plus, it is sometimes necessary to reverse the direction your handpiece is turning. Electric handpieces can help in this area because they can operate in both directions.

Prophylaxis Procedures

You encounter similar challenges when performing prophylaxis polishing. Electric handpieces offer enough torque power to be used at lower speeds, so they do not generate excessive heat, stall, or bump the patient’s gums.

Electric handpieces are commonly heard of in dental offices. This is because they are a good option for replacing an air handpiece. They offer many advantages during a variety of procedures. The primary benefits include operating in multiple directions, high torque power, and lower operating speeds.