It is very important to use the right handpiece for the job. There are two basic categories of dental handpiece used in daily practice – the dental turbines that fit onto the air hose, sometimes referred to as ‘high speed’, and the contra-angle and straight handpieces that are powered by air motors or electric motors, which you may hear described as ‘low speed’ or ‘slow speed’. In the UK, most dentists will use both types of handpiece.
Judging by our view, most domestic doctors would like to choose standard head handpiece, Why? It may cause by the obvious advantage and disadvantage.You can imagine, when you are enjoying the flexibility of mini head headpiece, have to face the annoyance of little drive power and short lifespan; when you are using big head handpiece to cut rapidly, you maybe troubled by the inconvenience of big head. Therefor, they choose the standard head handpiece.
When it comes to selecting a handpiece for your practice, there certainly isn’t a shortage of options to choose from. There are a variety of handpieces available with similar features and designs to make handpiece use seamless and comfortable. Low speed’ handpieces are available with a range of gear ratios – speed reducing, 1:1, or speed increasing. Speed increasing handpieces (e.g. the 1:5 ratio Synea WA-99 LT) may achieve the same cutting speeds as a dental turbine when used on an electric motor – so they’re not really ‘slow’ at all! Whether the surgery has air motors or electric motors will affect your ‘low speed’ choices, as the types of motor have different maximum speeds. Note that you don’t have to run your handpieces at maximum motor speed all the time – for example, if your patients are constantly being splattered with prophy paste, try running the handpiece on a lower speed!
Take Good Care of Your Handpiece A dental handpiece is a term that is commonly used to refer to a small high-speed drill that is used during dental procedures and especially for the removal of decayed teeth and in the shaping of the structures of individual teeth prior to the insertion of a filling or crown. Further applications include cleaning and shaping of root canals during endodontic treatment as well as the removal of old or temporary crowns prior to the insertion of new or permanent restorations.