8 East Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Electric Handpieces

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Elk Grove Village IL

At our office, we are always looking for new ways to make the your visit more comfortable. We know no one wants to have a tooth drilled on, but if necessary, we wanted to make the experience as relaxing as possible. One of the things we looked into was if there was anything we could do to reduce the amount of time the patients spent having their teeth worked on, as well as if we could reduce the noise the “drill” (handpiece) makes.

Electric handpieces help with both of those issues. Electric handpieces are dental instruments that are used for a variety of purposes in a dental office. They utilize several different attachments and a rotary motion to cut, polish, and prepare teeth. There are a variety of handpieces available to dentists ranging from high-speed to low-speed—each with a specific function. High-speed handpieces, for instance, are generally used for procedures like cutting tooth structures or finishing restorations. Their low-speed counterparts, on the other hand, are generally used for root canals, implants, and removal of dental decay.

What’s the Big Deal?

Let’s face it—nobody wants to spend a lot of time in a dentist’s chair. We know that! That’s why we strive to use the technologies and techniques that will make your treatments as quick and effective as possible without sacrificing quality.

Since the addition of electric handpieces, dentistry as a whole has become more streamlined, procedures are more accurate and take less time, and the experience for both dentist and patient has improved. That means that you get excellent treatment while spending less time in the chair!

Calming Your Nerves

Patients often tell us that the fear going to the dentist because of the “drilling”. We can see why it’s scary! A tool like that seems dangerous and the sound it makes vibrates in your head. This is why electric handpieces are so great. They have been manufactured to make considerably less noise—just a dull hum, so they are far less scary than a traditional air-driven handpiece. They are also more precise, making them much, much safer to use! Dentists can replace the attachment used on the end of the handpiece to meet the task they need to perform. Each attachment serves a different purpose and has a different level of precision.


We utilize KaVo electric handpieces in our office because of their excellent functionality. KaVo is often referred to in the dental community as the “King of Handpieces”.  Some of the benefits of KaVo brand handpieces are below:

  • Faster Cutting
  • Shorter Procedures
  • Less Noise
  • Ergonomic Design
  • Made From Durable, Premium Materials
  • Versatile Use
  • Improved Hygiene

If you have questions about how KaVo electric handpieces will be used in your dental treatment, or you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brian Homann, feel free to contact us today! We are happy to answer any questions you have! You can reach the office of Dr. Brian Homann at 847.439.9440 or fill out the contact form here!


Our Clients

Most caring dental staff I’ve ever encountered. Every experience has been extremely professional, from just calling to ask a question to cleanings for my whole family and beyond.

Dr. Homann goes out of his way to make sure you understand each step of the process and are comfortable the whole way. Each member of their team genuinely cares about their patients, and knowing I will have the best care every time I walk in the door makes going to the dentist a whole lot easier. Thank you to all the kind and wonderful staff, you make all the difference.

Happy Client
Elk Grove Village, IL

Dr. Homan is the best dentist I've ever been to. Most of my co-workers go to Dr. Homan and that's how I heard about him.

I needed a lot of work on my teeth and I'm so glad I found such a great dentist. He explains everything to you and also is very upfront on all posibiltys that's can happen to the tooth he works on and also explains what you can expect after the dental work. He's also very friendly and everyone at the office makes you feel comfortable. Karen and Sandra in the front office are wonderful as well. They also have wonderful dental hygienist. My insurance is not in network with Dr. Homan but it's well worth the extra money to still go to the best!

Happy Client
Elk Grove Village, IL

Dr. Homann's practice is very clean and up to date. His practice also has televisions to watch when you are getting your teeth cleaned or any other work done which is awesome!

The chairs are very comfortable and the staff is very polite. Dr. Homann is also a very knowledgeable dentist with the ability to make every patient feel calm and comfortable no matter what the situation. He also has done volunteer work for the homeless donating his time and resources to help the less fortunate, if that doesn't let you know what kind of practice this is I don't know what will. I will definitely be coming back here again!

Happy Client
Elk Grove Village, IL

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