A dental air motor is a versatile tool that allows dentists to perform multiple procedures, such as removing caries or polishing teeth and restorations.
The dentist must rely on different tools and devices to effectively treat patients. There are many tools designed for specific tasks since every procedure is distinct. However, a dental air motor allows dentists to perform multiple dental procedures using the same device.
A dental air motor looks and functions similarly to a high-speed handpiece. However, it can be equipped with 2 interchangeable handpieces that enable the dentist to solve different issues.
What Is A Dental Air Motor?
A dental air motor is a hand-held device that is used to perform a wide variety of dental procedures. It must be equipped with a contra-angle or straight handpiece kushandiswa.
This device possesses a small motor on the inside. The engine is air-driven, meaning it only requires the pressurized air from the mazino unit to activate. The motor causes the mechanism inside the connected handpiece to spin. Then, it triggers the bur or polishing tool placed inside.
The dental air motor operates at a lower speed than a dental turbine. Making it ideal for working in semi-hard dental tissues.
The dental air motor is usually used to remove caries on the tooth's dentin. Its slow speed allows dentists to work with extreme precision and control on the dentin near the pulp chamber.
Also, it is used to polish teeth during prophylaxis and refine restorations once they're finished.