For many years dental instruments have been pneumatic, or air driven. The familiar sound of a dental drill comes from the spinning of the drill head set in motion by nothing more than air. While these instruments are still commonly used today, and remain very effective, electric handpieces for dentists are now being employed more regularly.
Electric handpieces bring the advantage of more power in the form of speed and precision control to the dentist’s hand. A more powerful device enables the doctor to complete procedures more quickly and efficiently, requiring less time for the procedure, which encourages faster healing and better patient comfort.