Congratulations on your stunning new dental implants! Because they have all the strength and durability of natural teeth, you might feel that you’re ready to chow down on your old favorite foods, but think before you eat.
The weeks after your surgery are crucial in the healing process. Your new implants are undergoing osseointegration, meaning that they’re fusing to your jawbone to fully integrate themselves. Chewing hard food can disrupt and dislodge the new implant.
Today the StarBrite Dental team is here to give advice on what you should be eating after your dental implant surgery.
Immediately after your dental implant surgery, your teeth and jaw need some time to recover. Ideally, try to stick to liquids or extremely soft foods. Make sure that you do not use a straw! The vacuum effect in your mouth can irritate the surgical site.
As your mouth heals and your new implants fully integrate with your mouth, you will slowly be able to reintroduce more solids into your diet. There are plenty of delicious, filling options for you to explore while your diet transitions back to normal. Remember, try to opt for food high in nutrients and protein to quicken the healing process.
Avoid chewing gum, crunchy and chewy items as well as food with small particles like rice that can get stuck in the surgical site. Steer clear of hot foods, and avoid tough items like steak and jerky. The healing process is different for everyone, so there is no one size fits all amount of time before you can start eating normally again. Take care of your new dental implant like you would take care of your natural teeth—with regular dental visits, a healthy diet, and regular brushing and flossing.
If you have been suffering from missing or damaged teeth, you don’t have to wait one day longer to regain the beautiful and confident smile that you’ve always dreamed of having. Our talented team can restore your teeth with natural-looking dental implants. Call our office in Fremont, CA today to schedule a consultation and you’ll be well on your way to a healthy and strong smile.
Dr. Munira Lokhandwala
38350 Fremont Blvd., Suite 103
Fremont, CA 94536
Monday: 9AM – 6PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 6PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 6PM
Thursday: 9AM – 6PM
Friday: 9AM – 6PM
Saturday: 9AM – 5PM