The most common question we tend to get after we finish a successful dental implant procedure is “what am I allowed to eat?” While dental implants are fully capable of chewing whatever food you might throw at them, they still tend to be sensitive directly after the procedure and there are some foods you will probably want to avoid during the recovery period. Luckily, there are still many foods you will be able to enjoy even during this time, offering a variety of treats to choose from while you heal. Today, Dr. Anthony Dailley is blogging from his Berkeley, CA office to talk about some of the foods you may want to consider during the recovery period.
Great Food Options for Dental Implant Patients
Just because you can’t eat hard or chewy foods while your implant is healing doesn’t mean there are not many great meals ahead of you. Here are five different foods you should consider indulging in while your dental implant heals:
There are actually many different soft cheeses you can eat that won’t irritate your healing implant. For instance, Brie and Manchego are soft enough that they won’t hurt your implant. You can also continue to eat your favorite hard cheeses so long as you melt them first.
Yogurt is a treat that is naturally soft and creamy, meaning it requires no work for you to be able to eat it. Best of all, yogurt comes in a very large variety of different flavors, making it incredibly easy to find one that you can enjoy.
Eggs are not only soft enough to eat with your healing implant, but they are also a great source of protein. And, eggs can be cooked in a large variety of different ways, giving you many different options for your meals. They can also be used in combination with other items, such as rice and soft vegetables.
Soups are the go to meal after any dental procedure. This is for a good reason because not only is soup soft enough to eat, but the warmth from it tends to make people feel better. Like with yogurt, there are also a large variety of different soups, guaranteeing that you will be able to find one that fits your tastes.
Oatmeal, oat bran, cream of wheat. What do all of these things have in common? They are good to eat while you wait for your implant to heal. And they can be combined with berries, cinnamon, peanut butter, and more, allowing you to customize your meal to your tastes.
Call and Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Dailley
As you can see, there are still plenty of foods open to you while you wait for your dental implant to heal. These foods all tend to be very tasty and can even be combined to give you even more potential meal options. If you would like to learn more about the recovery period of the dental implant process and what you might be capable of eating during it, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider, Dr. Anthony Dailley, today.