Practicing proper habits after your dental implant surgery is essential. This entails taking vigilant care of your surgical sites and making sure that the implant fixtures don’t become dislodged or irritated.
But if you’ve been missing teeth for a long time, you’re probably excited to eat your favorite foods again. It’s important, however, to eat foods that are soft and easy on your surgical sites for a week or so after your procedure.
These childhood snack time staples are popular options for patients after getting dental implant surgery. Jello and pudding are soft enough to swallow without chewing and they come in a variety of flavors to ensure that you don’t get bored.
Yogurt is creamy, soft, and comes in a variety of flavors to keep your diet more interesting. Additionally, yogurt is a dairy product that’s chock-full of calcium, which can strengthen your bones and help the healing process move along smoothly.
Be careful about what you mix with yogurt, though. Putting nuts, granola, and chocolate chips can make your yogurt more flavorful, but these can disturb your surgical site. It’s best to leave them out while you’re still recovering.
Soup tends to be the most popular meal directly after any dental treatment. This is because not only is it soft enough to eat, but the warmth also tends to make our patients feel better. Like yogurt, soup also comes in a large variety of different flavors, making it easy to find one that fits your tastes.
Similarly, oatmeal and other soft grains are warm, filling and versatile while being soft enough for your dental implant site.
Eggs are not only a great natural source of protein, but they’re soft enough to eat when you’re recovering from dental implant surgery. A lot of our patients like to incorporate eggs into their diets, as they can be prepared a number of ways and be combined with other foods, keeping your diet fresh and interesting.
In your quest for a healthier smile, dental implant surgery is only half the battle. Taking care of your surgical sites and nourishing your body with the right foods is essential to making sure your implants heal correctly. By following the right dental implant recovery diet, you’re setting yourself down a good path. Contact Dr. Bram to learn more or get started on your dental implant journey.