Know More about Dental Handpieces
We can all agree that the modern dental handpiece is, at its simplest, a marvelous contraption that harnesses the power of air and electricity to provide amazing power, efficiency, and control in a tiny package. What we may not realize, however, is that the history of dental equipment establishes the timeline for developing the handpiece from over 9,000 years ago to today. In the spirit of modern consumerism, our office decided to survey patients regarding electric dental handpieces. After all, the patients comfort and perception of the office keeps our waiting room filled with return patients and new referrals. New electric handpieces feel more comfortable and run at more uniform speed regardless of load, saving time, and increasing efficiency and functionality. This equipment actually shortens the time you spend in the dental chair.
New laser dentistry now provides a far less invasive cure for periodontitis and other periodontal problems. Its done via a mix of water and air is sprayed into the mouth through a handpiece and at the same time the laser causes water molecules to explode, cleaning away diseased tissue. The laser itself does not come into contact with the body. The applications are vast: the laser can whiten teeth, treat tooth decay, help perform extractions, cure sensitivity to hot and cold by blocking the pores of the teeth, and cut enamel and bone.
Dentists are also responding favorably to electric handpieces. Control panels allow us to adjust RPMs and torque, even for specialty applications. They are easy to control, durable, and also adaptable. Yet another plus for these new dental handpieces is their balance and ergonomic construction that reduces stressthe dentists wrist, hand, shoulders, and neck could use a little TLC. So, the survey results are in. The new electric handpieces are healthier for the doctor and the patient. They relieve stress and make our jobs easier.
Dental handpieces age over time and become prone to breaking or malfunctioning. Many dentists spend a lot more money to replace them with a brand-new device, which isnt necessarily the most efficient and cost-effective way of resolving the problem. Often, problems with dental handpieces whether theyre powered by turbines or electricity are caused by small broken components within. Replacing only the broken part instead of buying a whole new handpiece is a far less expensive way of repairing dental equipment, and is exactly the sort of service you can access by shipping your handpiece to us for repair. Dental technicians lubricate dental handpieces to keep moving parts and hinges free of rust and corrosion. The water-based lubricant provides a protective shield to prevent instruments from dulling over time, and extends the life of the expensive handpieces. This lubrication process, called “instrument milking,” is mandatory before sterilizing instruments.
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