In our previous blog, tips for picking a straight handpiece, we mentioned that handpieces are always attached to dental micromotors. This is why we thought it would be useful to dedicate an article to micromotors where we simplify the decision process when picking a micromotor among the great variety of models, brands and connection systems, so that you can focus more time on other areas of your business.
A few things you should know about Micromotors:
Dental micromotors are used in dentistry for the treatment of semihard dental tissues. This instrument is connected to the hoses of other dental instruments with a variable connection system. Different speeds and torques are also variable, meanwhile two different types of instruments can be placed onto micromotor unitd: straight and contra-angle handpieces.
Micromotors for contra-angle handpiece: The shape of these handpieces form an angle with respect to the horizontal, which facilitates access to the mouth. Here the micromotor is attached to the handle, and at the other end different burs are placed depending on the need for each situation.
Straight handpiece micromotors: In this case, the shape of the instrument is straight, and its primary use is for surgeries on third molars and retouching of dental prostheses. The hoses are placed at the other end of the micromotor and the micromotors have a regulator of speed and of the rotation's direction. In addition to this, these micromotors can be either pneumatic or electric, the most common being the pneumatic ones.
Characteristics of micromotors:
We have several models, both pneumatic and electric, of very small and ergonomic sizes, ideally suited for your dental clinic. When choosing a micromotor, it is also very important to take into account its working power. We have a wide range of micromotors, from the simplest ones to other more powerful models which can reach up to 40,000 rpm designed for dental processes needing high power force. An example of a very innovative electric micromotor in the dental sector is the M140 LED model which is not connected directly to the mains supply, but rather via a transformer, as it requires a low voltage but continuous power supply. It has the option to be accelerated from 0 to 40,000 rpm, such that you can control the revolutions per minute either by means of a built-in pedal or using a ring at the base of the micromotor. The great advantage of electric micromotors is that speed and torque can be controlled very easily.
Various pneumatic models are available: At Dentaltix we recommend you the MCX LED from Bien Air; a brand that offers very high quality products adapted to the specific needs of each dentist and treatment to be effectuated.
Another key element to take into consideration when choosing a rotary instrument is the connection, as it will depend on this whether or not a turbine is compatible with a dental chair. In the dental sector, we can find two types of connections: Midwest or Borden.
The Midwest System: This connection system has four holes through which the water enters and leaves our instrument.
The Borden System: On the other side, the Borden system has just two holes.
Note that you should not worry if the micromotor connection is different from the armchair connection since we have a wide range of adapters available at Dentaltix, such as the Borden-Midwest adapter, which is a device that has truly revolutionized the world of dentistry.
Here at Dentaltix we have a wide range of micromotors, that ultimately make the work of dental professionals much easier, minimize damage to patients' dental tissues, and save a lot of time during dental treatments. Have you figured out which one is the best fit for your dental clinic? If not you can always contact us for some tips!