The bearings you choose to use in your dental handpiece repair is critical.
Published on 2012-03-16 09:15:00
The bearings you choose to use in your dental handpiece repair is critical.Which bearing you have your dental handpiece repair service company use is all up to you and depends on your budget and preference. All bearings are not created equal.There are the low cost type that have a higher failure rate and probably should not be used unless cost is your only concern. Also while you may save initially on the cost of your dental handpiece repair, the long term cost and downtime will be higher. Keeping these bearings well oiled will get the most out of them. For just a few dollars more you can get a high quality or extended life bearing.These bearings are the most common option and will last longer with proper maintenance. The best way to get the most out of these bearings is also to keep them well oiled. These bearings are typically rated ABEC7 which is a good rating for a dental bearing.The best option however is the ceramic bearing. These bearings are more expensive but we believe that they represent the best repair and thus the best value.Initially these were sold as needing no maintenance. Our experience with the ceramic dental bearing is that maintenance means a lot. With proper maintenance they will last 40 to 50 percent longer. The price for a standard rebuild with ceramic bearings is $65.00. You can see the cost benefit. These bearings are also rated ABEC7. These bearings will run cooler and smoother because of the ceramic balls used. These ceramic balls are made with the same material that the space shuttle heat shield tiles were made of.The best way to maintain your ceramic bearings are to oil them as you would any other bearings. Also air pressure is critical. The best air pressure is 32 psi. any more wiii shear them off at the inner race destroying the bearing.I would recommend you discuss your options with your dental hand piece repair service company to get the best benefit for your practice.