How Low-Speed or Slow-Speed Dental Handpieces Work?

What is a Low (Slow) Speed Handpiece? 

Low-Speed dental handpieces are handheld motors that spin at 50,000RPM or less. These tools can be used for removing caries, refining cavity preparations, and prophylaxis around the teeth to prevent tooth decay from coming back. Low-speed handpieces have straight attachments that use burs that can trim prosthetics after they’re put on.

How Fast Does a Low-Speed Handpiece Run? 

How Does a Low-Speed Handpiece Work? 

Some low-speed dental handpieces can be operated with both electric motors and air-driven motors; low speeds often refer to work performed under 150000 RPMs which makes them perfect if you want to keep dentistry as minimalistic as possible without sacrificing quality workmanship. Slow-speed handpieces usually have higher torque than their high-velocity counterparts so they’re better at getting out all those nasty pieces stuck between teeth. It is important to take care of these low-speed handpieces as this spells an investment for every dental practitioner.

Hayes Handpiece can be your dental handpiece maintenance and repair expert. We service, maintain, and repair all major high speed, low speed, surgical, implant, electric and endodontic handpieces such as:

 A-dec | Beyes | Bien Air | Denticator | Hall | Henry Schein | Impact Air | Kavo | Lares  Midwest | Morita | Nobel Biocare | Nouvag | NSK | Patterson | Schein Master  

Shamrock | Star | Strauman | Stryker | W&H | Young

Hayes also offers dental instrument sharpening and re-tipping. Our experienced technicians have decades of experience working with the following brands:

American Eagle | HU Friedy | Nordent | PDT

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