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Foods That Can Hurt Your Mouth Following Dental Implant Placement


Posted on 5/25/2018 by Front Desk
Dental Implant Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek CA 94596Although dental implants are strong and durable enough to function like regular teeth, you can't immediately eat your favorite foods after surgery.

After all, this is surgery, so you need to let your mouth heal and eat soft foods as it does so.

Food you can eat After Dental Implant Surgery

As your dental implants fuse to your jawbone where they'll become a permanent fixture (a process known as osseonintegration) you'll want to avoid any hard foods that could disrupt the process.

This means you'll want to eat things like oatmeal for breakfast instead of toast, waffles, fruit, granola, or another type of cereal. Another great breakfast option are eggs. Of course, you can eat eggs at any time of the day really.

For lunch or dinner, you'll want to have a soup, soft noodles (e.g. mac'n cheese), or some rice (even risotto). Just make sure that all the ingredients in your meal are soft.

You'll want to avoid hard vegetables and meats. Potatoes are another soft option here. There are a lot of ways you can make them - baked, mashed, boiled, or fried and topped with butter, cheese, sour cream, or chives.

Make sure you don't have any small pieces get lodged between the teeth at your implant site while it's healing though. When you want a snack, you should opt for yogurt or another soft dairy product. These offer a lot of calcium, which is great when you're healing from a surgery on your bone.

Regardless of what you eat after the surgery, you'll want to find a dentist whom you can trust to do the surgery for you. Our office has experience doing numerous dental implant placement surgeries resulting in many satisfied patients over the years. Call and make an appointment with us today.




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