Why Your Handpiece Fails and How Easy it is to Fix

One of the most common issues with dental handpieces is turbine failure. The turbine is the component that rotates the bur and provides the power for the handpiece. Over time, the turbine can become worn, damaged, or clogged with debris, which can lead to reduced power, increased noise, or other issues. Replacing a turbine involves removing the old one, cleaning the handpiece, and installing a new turbine. Swapping a new turbine is relatively easily and can be accomplished in your office in under five minutes. 

Another common issue is bearing failure. The bearings are responsible for supporting and stabilizing the rotating shaft of the handpiece, and they must be manufactured to very high tolerances to ensure smooth operation. If the bearings become damaged or worn, they can cause the handpiece to vibrate or wobble, which can affect the accuracy and precision of the dental procedure. The turbine build contains the bearing so installing a new turbine will solve any bearing issue.  

In addition to replacing turbines, regular maintenance and cleaning can help to prolong the life of your dental handpieces and prevent issues from developing in the first place. This includes regular lubrication, cleaning, and sterilization of the handpieces, as well as routine inspection and testing to ensure that they are working properly.

Dental handpiece repair is an important aspect of maintaining the efficiency and reliability of your dental practice. By choosing a qualified and experienced repair provider, you can ensure that your handpieces are properly maintained and repaired, allowing you to provide high-quality dental care to your patients with confidence.