Longer Lasting Repairs
Why do Dentool’s high speed handpiece repairs last longer than most handpiece repairs?
-the answer, Ceramic Bearings
Bearings are most often the first part that cause a handpiece to fail. By improving the quality and durability of the bearing, you’re adding to the handpieces longevity. Ceramic bearings extend the life time, enhance performance, and increase durability by reducing friction within the bearing. As a result the user experiences a smoother, faster and generally quieter handpiece.
Benefits of Ceramic Bearings
Non-Corrosive: Ceramic balls are resistant to rust, whereby most bearings are constructed of steel that will begin to erode causing debris within the bearing to generate intrusive friction resulting in breakdown.
Heat Resistant: Ceramic bearings conduct less heat than steel bearings. During the autoclave process steel bearings get excessively hot and expand resulting in misshaped, imprecise balls consequently accelerating the breakdown of the handpiece.
Light Weight: Ceramic is a lighter material than steel allowing the bearing to generate higher speeds while using less energy and maintaining a lower operating temperature.
More Durable: Ceramic balls are over 60% lighter, 50% stiffer, 70% smoother, and extremely harder than steel balls resulting in a more durable material that exhibits less wear reducing debris that could accumulate on the surface causing intrusive friction. Remember, reduction in debris of any sort within the bearing reduces friction thereby extending the longevity of the handpiece.
Quieter: Whenever friction is reduced so too is the level of noise. For this reason ceramic bearings are generally quieter.