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5 reasons to switch to electric handpieces

Although pneumatic handpieces are still an acceptable part of many practices, new electric handpieces are becoming more and more popular.

In the past two decades, science and technology have grown explosively in the dental field.

20 years ago only dream concepts such as 3D imaging and CAD/CAM have now become part of many dental practices. Although the acceptance of these technologies has continued to increase, they are still in the high-end market. For dentists who are trying to improve their practice through technology, a frequently overlooked area is mobile handpieces.

Although pneumatic handpieces are still an acceptable part of many practices, new electric handpieces are becoming more and more popular. I believe that dentists should consider switching to electric handpieces for five reasons:

1. Electric handles are often very light and ergonomic. The first batch of electric mobile handpieces is much heavier than the air mobile handpieces, and many dentists complain of fatigue after constant use. This is definitely not the case for new models.

2. The electric handpiece has more torque. This makes cutting enamel or dentin easier and faster, and for other processes (such as removing the crown), they are faster and more efficient. Another part of the torque equation is one of the major selling points of electric handpieces. They provide variable settings for speed and torque. For example, suppose you have already prepared for your removal of the tooth structure and now need to remove the molar tooth. You can change the setting on the controller box to remove the dents and continue the operation instead of switching to a low-speed handpiece. This is a huge time saver and will reduce the cost of purchasing low-speed handpieces that may no longer be needed.

One of the biggest complaints when patients go to the dentist is that they hate the sound of a "drill." This is very typical for dental handpieces because only certain methods can reduce the sound of air turbines. Electric dental handpieces have no air turbines, users report less noise, and, of course, fewer complaints from patients.

4. The electric handle is also very reliable. The dentist I worked with had reported that their repair costs were much lower than they had been in the past. They also found that the electric handsets needed a simpler and quicker maintenance plan to ensure their smooth operation.

Finally, many dentists find that electric handsets have a high degree of reliability. Most of us have used air dental handpieces in the past and are often familiar with the "stall" of dental handpieces, especially when they are used for a long time or when cutting metal or ceramics. This is not a problem for electric handpieces.

Although all new technologies have their advantages and disadvantages, the dentist who uses the handpiece throughout the typical working day should evaluate how the dental handpiece became a highlight of practice.

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