Dental drills, also known as dental handpieces, are essential tools in dentistry. They are used to drill holes, remove cavities, polish fillings, perform cosmetic dentistry, and alter prostheses. In our practice, we opt for electric drills instead of the more common pneumatic drills for a number of reasons. Electric drills are much quieter and softer on the teeth, meaning that dentists don't have to apply as much pressure on them.
This reduces the patient's sensitivity after the procedure. Electric dental drills are also more precise than pneumatic drills. This is because they have a higher torque and can be adjusted to different speeds. This allows dentists to work more accurately and quickly, which is beneficial for both the patient and the dentist. Moreover, electric drills are more dependable than pneumatic drills as they don't require compressed air to operate. Electric dental drills also come with a range of accessories that can be used for different procedures.
For instance, they can be fitted with diamond burs for drilling into hard materials such as porcelain or metal. They can also be fitted with polishing wheels for polishing fillings or crowns. This makes them incredibly versatile and allows dentists to perform a variety of procedures with one tool. In conclusion, electric dental drills are an invaluable tool in dentistry. They are quieter, gentler on the teeth, more precise, and more reliable than pneumatic drills.
Additionally, they come with a range of accessories that make them incredibly versatile. For these reasons, we use electric dental drills in our practice.