Purchasing Guide: Slow Speed Handpiece
What is slow speed dental handpiece?A slow speed dental handpiece is a dental tool used for the removal of caries, refining a cavity preparation, performing prophylaxis, and other endodontic and implant procedures. Equipping with an inbuilt motor, it operates at a speed of up to 80,000 rpm.
When the handipiece is used with some attachments which could show different functions:
|Straight attachments||Extraoral (out of the mouth) procedures such as trimming dentures|
|Contra-angle attachments||Intraoral or extraoral procedures to remove decay, polish amalgam restorations, refine cavity preparation, adjust crowns and bridges and adjust dentures.|
|Prophylaxis angle attachments||Hold a prophy cup, bristle brush as part of cleaning, polishing procedures|
How do they work?Like the high speed handpiece, an airline would be attached to the end of the low speed handpiece.
When the dentist works on the chair’s pedal, the air is introduced into the handpiece and starts to flow through the vanes of the rotor.
After the air moves around the rotor, it also is forced out through the handpiece’s back and exhaust port.
How long will a low speed handpiece last?
Compared with high speed handpiece, slow speed handpiece can have long spans. It’s because it owes low operating speeds and different designs. Furthermore, It should get professional maintenance conducted every 6-12 months.
Contra-angle Handpiece, Driver speed ratio 4 : 1, Max rotation speed 5000rpm