The dental handpiece is one of most useful tools in dentistry, with its help dentists perform the most common procedures like shaping teeth, removing decay and performing root canal procedures. Dental handpiece is an instrument which holds dental burs with the aim to remove tooth structure or to smoothen and polish restorative materials.The two traditional handpieces—electric and air-driven handpieces are characterized as high speed or low speed depending on their rotational speed. Different products are available within the two types of technology and their attachments.
High-Speed (Air-Turbine) Dental Handpiece
A high-speed handpiece can remove tooth surface effectively and quickly without pressure. It cuts the tooth easily and has to be used carefully. Dental high-speed handpieces can vary by design and shape, they run at 250,000 to 400,000 RPM. Features such as attachment type, head size and weight distinguish it further.
Low-Speed Dental Handpiece
A Low-Speed Handpiece is either air-driven or electric, which spins the bur at 50,000 RPM or less. They are used for removing caries and for refining cavity preparations. The low-speed handpiece generally varies in dental bur attachment and angle design. Finally, do take into account what type of maintenance is needed and remember that dental handpieces are an investment, so pick the best one for yourself and your patients.
Hi-clean oil spray is an advanced lubricating and cleaning agent for the dental handpieces. It is non-toxic and FDA approved product, recommended by NSK.
With the combination of NSK’s air turbine simulation technology, FX plus handpiece is a new model with the highest power provides faster cutting efficiency. It also prevents cross-contamination through ARV technology.
NSK Dyna LED Handpiece provides high reliability and performance due to the micro-precision engineering. Its self-illuminating feature with Dynamo micropower generator makes it unique than other handpieces.
S-Max Pico Optic Handpiece comes with ultra mini head and super slim body for operation with minimal intervention. This is an innovative turbine designed with NSK precision engineering for greater flexibility.
NSK SG20 implant handpiece with stainless steel body provides enhanced precision during implanting due to 20:1 reduction gear ratio. It has the ability to prevent cross-contamination through double sealing system.
S-Max M25 is a slim ergonomically designed low-speed handpiece that comes with a 1:1 gear head system to increase the dentist's productivity.