If you have a missing tooth, dental implants can help you enjoy your smile once again while also making it easier to eat your favorite foods. But before digging into your favorite meal, your implant needs time to heal and fully fuse into your jawbone so that your results can last for years to come.
Knowing what you should eat after getting dental implants and what should be avoided can significantly speed up the recovery process. We’ll take a look at your numerous post-surgery food options, as well as the food and beverages you should steer clear of during your recovery.
Safe Foods to Eat After Implant Surgery
What can you eat after the dental implanting procedure? In short, stick to soft foods that aren’t too spicy, hot or cold.
You’ll find plenty of breakfast, lunch and dinner foods to choose from that are both easy to make and comfortable to eat. Some recommended foods to eat after implant surgery include:
- Boiled perogies
- Potatoes, especially boiled or mashed
- Yogurt, milkshakes and other soft dairy products
- Soft fruits, such as bananas, melons and peaches
- Macaroni and cheese
- French toast
- Muffins without seeds or nuts
Feel free to get creative with your recipes during your recovery. Just be sure to choose procedure-friendly ingredients and avoid crunchy foods or small seeds that could get stuck in the wound.
Along with these foods, be sure to drink plenty of water while your implant heals. Proper hydration improves your immunity and aids in recovery.
Foods to Avoid After Dental Implant Surgery
As with any oral surgery, you should avoid eating hard foods while the site is healing. Not only will your mouth be sensitive during the first week or two after your surgery, but your implant will also be fusing to your jawbone during this time — a process known as osseointegration. Hard foods could potentially dislodge the implant and interrupt osseointegration before the implant can fuse properly.
Speed up your recovery and increase the likelihood of implant success by avoiding the following foods and drinks:
- Sugary or acidic, such as soft drinks, candy, tomatoes and citrus
- Crunchy, such as chips, cookies, crackers, nuts and seeds
- Sticky or chewy, such as gum and dried fruits
- Extremely hot or cold
- Alcoholic beverages
Additionally, avoid drinking any beverages through a straw, which can loosen blood clots around the wound that are essential to healing. Use a spoon to drink a smoothie or milkshake, or drink them straight from the cup.
Contact Hiossen® Implants for Long-Lasting Dental Implant Solutions
If you’re looking for the best way to enjoy your favorite foods once again after tooth loss, Hiossen offers effective, high-quality options.
With the proper post-surgery care, you can enjoy our implants for a lifetime. Experience the difference of a cost-effective implant solution designed under the strictest quality control standards. Contact us today for more information, or locate your nearest representative to start your journey toward creating a confident smile.