There are basically two types of handpieces in Dentistry: air-driven and electric. Electric handpieces present several several major benefits when compared to traditional air-driven motors. The first is performance. Electric handpieces are very powerful, and they are able to offer constant speed and torque, which improves efficiency and time per procedure. With increased power and constant speed, many dentists are making better preparations, leading to less rework down the road. Second, electric handpieces are very quiet and virtually vibration free. KaVo’s electrics GENTLE Power Lux run at 55 decibels—about the level of a normal conversation.
The Kavo GENTLE Power Lux also features a triple gear system, which reduces the vibration even more. The real benefit is greater patient and dentist comfort.
Lastly, electrics offer significant versatility. The doctor can perform a range of different procedures using the highspeed, lowspeed, and specialty functions of a single motor.