One of the first questions we get asked after a successful dental implant procedure is “what can I eat?” While it is true that dental implants are fully capable of handling any type of food you may throw at them, they tend to be sensitive directly after the procedure. As a result, you will need to avoid foods that are hard or chewy while your implants heal. Fortunately, there are still many great foods that you can eat with your healing dental implants. Today, Dr. K. Ashraf is blogging from Waterloo, ON to talk about some of the foods you may want to stick to during this time.
Cheese can make a great snacking food when you are recovering from the implant procedure. This is because most cheeses, such as brie and Manchego, are soft enough for you to eat with your healing implant. You can even continue to eat the harder cheeses so long as you are sure to melt them first.
Yogurt tends to be the go-to meal directly after any kind of oral procedure. The reason for this is the fact that yogurt is naturally soft and creamy, meaning it won’t harm your healing implant fixture. Yogurt also comes in a large variety of different flavors, making it easy to find one that will fit your individual tastes.
Not only are eggs a great source of protein but, when cooked, they are soft enough to be eaten with a healing dental implant. Eggs are also a great choice because they can be cooked in a variety of different ways and can even be mixed with other foods, allowing you to experiment with different and more interesting recipes.
Soup is an incredibly popular post operation food because not only is soup soft enough to be eaten with sensitive teeth, but the warmth tends to make people feel better. Much like Yogurt, soup comes in many different flavors and types, allowing you to find one that you will enjoy.
One last type of food you may want to consider while you wait for your dental implant to finish healing is soft grains. Meals such as cooked oatmeal, cream of wheat, and oat bran are all soft enough for your new dental implant to handle. And, you can even add tasty items such as berries, cinnamon, and peanut butter to your meal, making it taste even better.
As you can see, there are still many great meals ahead of you even if you won’t have access to the so-called “good stuff”. What is great about the foods listed above is the fact that these items can provide the basis for more interesting meals, ensuring that you will never get bored during this time of healing. If you would like to learn about even more foods you can eat with your healing dental implant, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider Dr. K. Ashraf today.