In the previous blog article, on tips for choosing the handpiece, we commented that it is always linked to the micromotor. Therefore, we thought it would be a good idea to help you simplify the choice of the micromotoramong the wide variety of models, brands and connection systems.
Micromotors are used in dentistry for the treatment of semihard dental tissues. This instrument is connected to the hoses of the dental equipment with a variable connection system. Speed and torque are also variable. And, on the micromotor, two different types of instruments can be placed: handpiece and contra-angle.
Micromotors for contra-angle handpieces:
The shape of this model, is an angle with respect to the horizontal, this will favor the access to the mouth. The micromotor is attached to the handle, and at the other end the cutters are placed differently, depending on the need of each situation.
Micromotors for handpiece:
Here, the shape is straight and are used in surgeries that are performed on third molars and to retouch dental prostheses. The hoses are placed at the other end of the micromotor.
The micromotors have a regulator for the speed and direction of rotation. In addition, they can be pneumatic or electric, the most common being the pneumatic micromotor.
Characteristics of micromotors for clinics:
We have several models, both pneumatic and electric, of a very reduced size and ergonomic, ideal for your dental clinic. It is also very important that you take into account the power, so we have a wide range of micromotors, from the simplest to other more powerful models that can reach up to 40,000 rpm, so you get greater strength in dental processes.
An example of an electric micromotor that is very new in the dental sector is the M140 LED model, which is not connected directly to the electrical network, but through a transformer, as it requires a low voltage continuous power supply. It has the option of accelerating from 0 to 40000 rpm, so you can control the revolutions per minute either through the pedal they have incorporated or with the ring at the base of the micromotor. The great advantage of electric micromotors is that speed and torque can be easily controlled.
Pneumatic models are also available. At Dentaltix we recommend MCX LED of the brand Bien Air, which offers very high quality products adapted to the specific needs of each dentist.
Another of the fundamental elements to take into account when choosing our rotary instruments is the connection, as this will depend on our turbine being compatible with the dental chair we have. In the dental sector, we can find two types of connections: Midwest or Borden.
The Midwest system:
This connection system has four ways or holes, in which the water enters and exits our instrument.
In contrast, the Borden system has two ways or holes.
Don't worry if the connection of the micromotor is different from that of the armchair. Since at Dentaltix we have adapters available, such as the Borden-Midwest adapter
Due to the fact that this model has revolutionized the world of dentistry, at Dentaltix we have a wide catalogue of micromotors , which facilitate the work of the dental professional, minimize damage to the dental tissues of patients and save a lot of time in dental treatments, do you know which one best fits in your dental clinic?