Handpieces

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Electric Handpieces CATEGORY DESCRIPTION

Designed for power and flexibility, electric handpieces use electricity to generate a rotary cutting motion.

Most electric handpiece motors operate at speeds from 1,500 rpm to 40,000 rpm, with power (torque) ranging from 55 to 65 Watts. This increased and constant torque enables smooth, consistent cutting through enamel, porcelain, metals and zirconia across a wide range of speeds with no power loss. Many electric handpieces offer both high-speed (for applications such as cutting tooth structure and finishing restorations) and low-speed capabilities (endodontics, implantology, caries removal, and prophylaxis, etc.). Growing in popularity are dedicated rotary endodontic systems, featuring torque-sensing, auto-reverse and constant file speed.

Basic electric handpiece systems include a controller, electric motor, and color-coded attachments that connect to the motor and accept burs/diamonds and other cutting instruments. Blue-banded low-speed (1:1) attachments are designed for extremely low-speed procedures, such as rotary endodontics. Green-banded, speed-reducing attachments spin the burs/diamonds at speeds lower than those of the motor, most often with ratios from 8:1 to 27:1, but with other available ratios as well.

All electric controllers detect a slowing of the motor, and automatically send more power to the motor when needed. Because most of these devices deliver ample high-speed cutting power, even at 150,000 rpm, clinicians can tailor cutting speeds to particular burs and materials.

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With Dentsply Sirona’s Midwest E Plus electric handpiece attachments, clinicians can perform a broad range of procedures with excellent...
Composed of a tabletop control unit and the MCX-LED brushless micromotor, Bien-Air’s Optima MCX electric handpiece system offers dental...
The light hose is very flexible below the quick-connect coupling, which rotates 360 degrees on the motor side. The short total length of...
According to Aseptico, the AEU-7000 fffers the highest available torque of up to 80 Ncm, ensuring compatibility with most implant...
Water spray can be adjusted at motor. Motor speed range 100-40,000 rpm (with various attachments 2-200,000 rpm). Motor torque 3 Ncm....
The Ti-Max X85L is a miniature head speed increasing electric attachment that improves posterior access and visibility. It features...
Quieter than brush motors. 3-year warranty (includes motor, tubing and control box). Two programmable speed settings. Water spray can be...
The NLX Nano from NSK Dental is a brushless micromotor system with LED. This portable electric micromotor system covers a wide speed...
DENTSPLY Professional’s Midwest E electric handpiece system combines power and control for use in high-speed, low-speed, and endodontic...
The EA-40LT electric brushless micromotor from A-dec is designed to integrate seamlessly into the A-dec Cascade delivery system. It is...
Ti-Max Z family of electric handpieces from NSK Dental offers durability, high-performance, ergonomics, visibility, low-noise level, and...
In procedures making use of electric handpieces, the briefest contact between the instrument’s push-button and the patient’s inner-cheek...

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    For crown preps, I always reach for my Ti-Max Z95L. NSK has combined one of the smallest heads on the market with features that create a comfortable, precise, durable handpiece. The short, small-diameter head and slim neck give me excellent visibility along with easy access to all areas of the mouth. I do both traditional and digital...

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