What Can I Eat With Dental Implants?

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo guides you on the post-dental implant surgery diet for a smooth recovery and optimal healing in this patient education video.

After dental implant surgery, it’s essential to follow specific dietary guidelines to promote healing and ensure the success of the implant integration process. Here are some recommendations for what to eat after dental implant surgery:

1. Wait until the anesthetic wears off before eating to avoid accidentally biting your cheek or tongue.

2. Choose soft foods that are gentle on the surgical site, such as mashed potatoes, yogurt, scrambled eggs, soup, and smoothies.

3. Avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky foods that can put pressure on the implant site or risk dislodging the temporary restoration. Examples include nuts, carrots, hard bread, chewy candies, and gum.

4. Be cautious when eating hot foods or liquids to prevent burning the surgical area.

5. If a temporary restoration is placed, avoid chewing directly on the implant site and refrain from consuming sticky foods that could pull the temporary off.

6. Once the permanent restoration is in place and the healing process is complete, you can gradually reintroduce all types of foods into your diet without restrictions.

It’s essential to follow your dentist’s specific instructions and recommendations regarding post-operative care and dietary restrictions after dental implant surgery. If you have any questions or concerns about what to eat after your procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’re here to provide guidance and support to ensure a smooth recovery process.


Meet Dr. Amelia Aristodemo

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Loyola University at Chicago in 1992 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1997. She provides all your basic dental care needs plus offers Orthodontics, lnvisalign, Dental Implants, Opalescence Teeth Whitening and Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Aristodemo believes excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan. Communication and long-term relationships are important to her. Let her know what is on your mind and ask questions.

She will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. She is a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to the belief that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.

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