One of the first questions we get here at the Altschuler Periodontic and Implant Center after a successful dental implant procedure is “what can I eat now?” While it is true that dental implants are fully capable of chewing any food you might throw at them, it is important that you stick to softer foods during the healing period. Luckily, it turns out that there are still plenty of great foods for you to snack on that are soft enough to still be good for your healing implants. Today, Dr. Altschuler is blogging from Gainesville, FL to talk about some of the foods you should consider during your recovery.
Foods for Patients with New Dental Implants
There are still plenty of great foods you can eat that are soft enough to spare your healing dental implant any pain. Some of these include:
There are many different cheeses that are naturally soft enough that you won’t have to worry about them harming your healing implant. Cheeses like Brie and Manchego can be good treats during this time. It is also possible to eat the harder cheeses as well, so long as you melt them first.
Yogurt is a great meal choice for your healing implant because it is naturally soft and creamy. It also comes in a large variety of different flavors, making it easy to find a flavor of yogurt that you will like.
Not only are eggs a good source of protein, but they are also soft enough when cooked to eat without irritating your healing dental implant. Eggs can also be cooked in a variety of different ways, allowing you to make sure that no meal made with them is the same.
Soup tends to be the go to meal after a dental procedure because it is not only soft enough to be eaten with sensitive teeth, but the warmth tends to make patients feel better. Like yogurt, soup comes in a large variety of different flavors that make it easy to find something that fits your tastes.
5. Soft Grains
Soft grains also make a great meal option for patients waiting for their implants to heal. For instance, oatmeal, oat bran, and cream of wheat are all soft enough to enjoy with your new implant. It is also easy to mix berries or cinnamon in with these treats, making them even tastier.
Call and Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Altschuler
Just because you may have to give up the “good stuff” for awhile doesn’t mean that there aren’t still plenty of good meals ahead of you. What’s great about the foods suggested above is that many of them can be mixed with other foods, allowing you to come up with a variety of different meals to get you through this time. If you would like to learn about some more foods you may want to consider while you wait for your dental implants to heal, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider, Dr. Altschuler, today.