Ceramic bearings, lube free turbines, or
are asked this question often, so lets explore this issue now.
While ceramic bearings certainly have
unmatched anti-friction characteristics, there is still no substitution for regular handpiece
helps flush debris from inside handpiece head.
When the handpiece is stopped, a slight
negative pressure is
created as the turbine winds down. This
suction draws debris
the bur shaft and into the head. Ceramic, tungsten,
stainless steel, titanium, uranium, or
kryptonite - it doesn't matter.
Damage will take place if too much debris
is allowed to remain in handpiece head. Another point to consider is that some
manufacturers tend to warranty the lube type turbines a bit longer. That would seem to indicate
that manufacturers expect turbines to last longer if you lubricate them,
regardless of materials.
Whether you prefer the lube free dental
turbines, or those which require daily lubrication, there is maintenance involved to ensure
handpiece and turbine longevity. Remember, clean is better.
more information, check out our maintenance tips on this web site or give us a call, we would be
happy to talk to you and answer any questions you may have.