One of the first questions we get asked here at our practice after a successful dental implant treatment is “what can I eat?” While dental implants provide replacement teeth that are strong and comfortable enough to handle any kind of food you may throw at them, they tend to be sensitive directly after the implant procedure, and it is wise to avoid hard and chewy foods during this period. Luckily, there are still plenty of great foods that are soft enough for your healing implants to handle. Today, Dr. Barry Cohen is blogging from Drexel Hill, PA to talk about some of the foods you can handle while you wait for your dental implants to heal.
During the recovery period of the dental implant process, we highly recommend you avoid foods that are chewy and hard. While this does rule out some of the “good stuff”, there are still plenty of great meals ahead of you. Listed below are just five examples of foods that are soft enough for your new dental implants:
There are plenty of cheeses that are naturally soft enough for your healing dental implants to handle. For instance, Brie and Manchego are soft enough to enjoy during this time. You can also eat any of the hard cheeses you like so long as you melt them first.
Yogurt is a great option during this period because it is naturally creamy and soft, meaning it won’t affect your healing implant. What’s great about yogurt is it comes in a large variety of different flavors, making it easy to find a flavor you will like.
Not only are eggs a great source of protein, but, when cooked, they are soft enough to be enjoyed with your healing dental implant. Eggs can also be made in many different ways and can be combined with many other meals, ensuring that they never get old.
Soup tends to be the most popular meal directly after any oral treatment. This is because not only is it soft enough to eat, but the warmth also tends to make our patients feel better. Like yogurt, soup also comes in a large variety of different flavors, making it easy to find one that fits your tastes.
One last food that you may want to consider experimenting with is soft grains. Oatmeal, oat bran, and cream of wheat can all be great meals when mixed with berries, cinnamon, or even peanut butter.
As you can see, there are still plenty of great meals ahead of you while you wait for your dental implants to heal. By combining the foods listed above with each other and other foods, you can ensure that you always have something new to try that won’t hurt your healing implants. If you would like to learn more about dental implants, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider, Dr. Barry Cohen, today. We also serve patients the Upper Darby, Havertown, Springfield, and Broomal areas.
Drs. Barry Cohen & Susan Schlesinger
4750 Township Line Rd, Suite 2
Drexel Hill, PA
Monday: 9AM – 8PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 8PM
Thursday: 8AM – 6:30PM
Friday: 7AM – 1PM
Saturday: Appointment Only