Ceramic Dental Bearings Vs. Stainless Steel

August 10, 2009 by  
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The most common question asked about dental bearings.

Ceramic bearings, lube free turbines, or good ole stainless steel?  We get this question all the time, so lets clear the air now.

First of all, let's give props to Dentalez for introducing ceramic bearings to the dental industry with the Star 430 which we often refer to as the Toyota Camry of the dental industry due to its innovative style and ability to last.

While ceramic bearings certainly have unmatched anti friction characteristics, there is still no substitution for a periodic flush to remove debris from inside handpiece head. The problem is, and will continue to be, baked on debris which enters head. Debris enters when rheostat is released, and the slight negative pressure created draws debris up the bur shaft and into the head.

All dental bearings need to be periodically flushed.

Ceramic, tungsten, stainless steel, titanium, uranium, kryptonite - it doesn't matter. Damage to dental bearings 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, in and of itself, would indicate that they expect turbines to last longer when you lubricate them, regardless of materials.

Now for the good news about dental bearings.

If you love your lube free handpieces and dred the mess of daily handpiece care and maintenance, just remember - Clean is better. Clean the outside of the handpiece and give it a flush with your preferred lubrication product about once a week. The flush comes in when you return to your unit and run handpiece until debris is removed.

Dental bearings are delicate precision components.

Whether you prefer the lube free ceramic dental bearings, or those which require daily lubrication, there is maintenance involved to ensure handpiece and turbine longevity. Dental bearings are precision components which last much longer given the extra care.

See below for some examples of ceramic bearing turbines available for your handpieces.

New Kavo Dental Kavo 630 640 630B 640B Push Button Turbine Ceramic Bearings
New Kavo Dental Kavo 630 640 630B 640B Push Button Turbine Ceramic Bearings
$49.99
Time Remaining: 21d 7m
Buy It Now for only: $49.99

KaVo 4500B 4500BR 5000B Turbine Ceramic Integral Shield Bearing 90Day WNTY
KaVo 4500B 4500BR 5000B Turbine Ceramic Integral Shield Bearing 90Day WNTY
$65.85
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $65.85

Ceramic Dental Turbine for KaVo EXPERTtorque mini E675L E677L 90 Day Warranty
Ceramic Dental Turbine for KaVo EXPERTtorque mini E675L E677L 90 Day Warranty
$65.85
Time Remaining: 13d 8h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $65.85

KaVo 6500BR Ceramic Turbine NOT for 6500B Integral Shield BRG 90Day WNTY
KaVo 6500BR Ceramic Turbine NOT for 6500B Integral Shield BRG 90Day WNTY
$65.85
Time Remaining: 5d 8h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $65.85

KaVo 635B 637B Ceramic Dental Turbine Integral Shield Bearings 90Day Warranty
KaVo 635B 637B Ceramic Dental Turbine Integral Shield Bearings 90Day Warranty
$62.85
Time Remaining: 12d 8h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $62.85

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