If you choose to restore your smile with dental implants, you’ll have to be cautious about what you eat within the first 10-14 days. Your gum tissue is going to be tender for a couple of weeks, so it’s important to let your gums heal to ensure you get the most out of your implants. As a result, we recommend a soft-food diet for at least the first week or two after surgery.
Just because you’re limited in what you can eat doesn’t mean your health or energy will suffer. Numerous food options are still available, and many of them contain the proper nutrients to assist with your healing process. Explore our guide to learn about eating after dental implant surgery.
The following foods are not only easy on your gums, but they’re also a great source of protein and other essential nutrients:
Some of these may seem obvious, but it’s crucial to stress the importance of post-procedural care. The following foods are either too hard for your tender gums, get easily stuck between teeth, or a combination of the two:
If you’ve recently received dental implants, make sure to follow these dieting tips. By sticking to soft foods for a week or two after surgery, you’ll greatly increase the chances of your new implant’s success. If you have any questions about which foods to eat, don’t hesitate to call our practice at 847-453-3099 and ask to speak with Dr. Troyan.
Dr. Peter Troyan
Royal Dental Care
7601 W Montrose Ave. Suite 2
Norridge, IL 60706