One of the most common questions we get following a successful dental implant placement here at Brandon Complete Dental Care is “what can I eat?” While dental implants are completely capable of handling any type of food you may throw at them, your implants are going to be very sensitive during the time directly after your implant fixture is placed. For this reason, you are going to want to avoid foods that are chewy or hard. Fortunately, there are still many great foods that you will be able to eat while you wait for your dental implants to heal. Today, Dr. Richard Assing and Dr. Brenton Assing are blogging from their Brandon, FL area office to talk about some foods that you should stick to during this healing period.
If you are recovering from your implant placement, now might be a good time to explore the world of soft cheeses. Cheeses like Brie are naturally soft enough to be enjoyed even with a healing implant. You can also continue to eat the harder cheeses, but you will need to be sure to melt them beforehand.
Yogurt is also a great meal option during the time when you are waiting for your dental implant to heal. The reason for this is the fact that yogurt is naturally soft and creamy, making it painless for your healing mouth. Yogurt also comes in a large variety of different flavors, which will make it easy for you to find a flavor that fits your tastes.
Not only are eggs an excellent source of protein, but, when cooked, eggs are naturally soft enough for you to eat without harming your implant. Eggs are popular among our teeth restoration patients because they can be cooked in a plethora of different ways, making it easy to keep them feeling fresh and new. Eggs are also an ingredient in a number of different recipes.
Soup tends to be the go-to meal for patients recovering from any type of dental procedure. The reason for this is the fact that not only is soup soft enough to eat with a healing mouth, but the warmth just tends to make people feel better. Much like yogurt, soup also comes in a variety of different flavors, practically guaranteeing that you’ll find a flavor that you like.
There are actually many grain-based meals that are soft enough for you to enjoy with a healing implant fixture. For instance, cooked oatmeal, oat bran, and cream of wheat are all great meal choices during the recovery period.
As you can see, just because you are not going to be able to eat all of the same foods while your implants heal, doesn’t mean you are doomed to weeks of subpar meals. There are still many great foods that you will be able to partake in during this time of healing. If you would like to learn more, please contact our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Richard Assing and Dr. Brenton Assing today.
Dr. Richard Assing
719 W Robertson St.
Brandon, FL 33511
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