The Most Popular Innovations in Dental Handpieces
Your dental handpieces are just as essential to your job as a surgeon’s scalpel. It’s imperative for your tools to feature the latest innovations to help you work more efficiently. A high-quality instrument means a better experience for your patient, more economical treatment, and a safeguard against common job hazards such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
We’ve examined some popular innovations in dental handpieces and how they can help you.
Air-driven and electrical handpieces
Both air-driven and electrical 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
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 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 piece 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 pieces have no turbine, which means they are lower-maintenance units.
Some innovations, such as automatic torque control, can be incorporated in both air-driven and electrical handpieces.
Through advanced speed-sensing intelligence, these 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
Diatech specializes in advanced dental tools
For decades, we’ve demonstrated a dynamic ability to produce dental equipment that combines longevity with exceptional craftsmanship. Because we eliminate the middle man, we can ship top-quality products to you at a better price. We invite you to explore the latest innovations at Diatech and discover how we can help your practice.
At Diatech, we manufacture superior and innovative products for the dental industry… for the dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, orthodontist, endodontist and lab technician. We stand behind our promise of uncompromised quality and the best in competitive pricing.