Once they’re fully healed and integrated with your jawbone, dental implants give you the chewing strength to enjoy all your favorite foods. However, it’s crucial to avoid certain foods for the first few weeks after they’re placed if you want your treatment to succeed.
Explore our guide to learn some helpful tips for your post-surgery diet.
To prevent damaging your implant and setting your treatment back, avoid the following foods for at least a week after implant surgery:
After your implant is placed, your teeth and jaw will be in a very delicate state. That’s why it’s crucial to stick to a soft-food diet for the first 24 hours after surgery. To help you plan your meals, Dr. Grubb recommends incorporating the following foods:
When you’re drinking liquids, it’s extremely important to avoid using a straw. The suction force puts pressure on your implant and can interfere with the healing process. You should also refrain from drinking alcohol or smoking for at least a few days.
As your jaw continues to heal, you can slowly reintroduce solid foods into your diet. Dr. Grubb recommends choosing meals that are rich in protein and other essential nutrients to speed up your recovery.
Some of the foods he recommends are:
If you have any amount of missing teeth, Dr. Grubb can restore your smile with dental implants. Call our office in Havre de Grace at (410) 939-5800 and schedule your consultation today.