What Foods Should You Avoid After Getting a Dental Implant?

If you're considering getting a dental implant or have already had one placed, you may be wondering what dietary restrictions you should follow. To ensure proper healing and prevent potential problems, it's important to follow all aftercare instructions, including the foods that should be avoided after dental implants are placed. At Cardinal Family Dentistry, we recommend that patients with dental implants continue to avoid hard, crunchy, spicy, acidic, or sticky foods for weeks after the implant is placed. To maintain your oral health and ensure the success of the implant, it's important to pay attention to your diet during the healing period.

In the days after placing your dental implant or even for the first two weeks, you'll have to limit yourself to consuming liquids and soft foods. About three weeks after placing your dental implant, you can start enjoying your favorite foods just as you did when you had healthy, natural teeth. Optimally, your diet should consist mainly of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean meats or plant-based proteins. Try to avoid foods that are high in sugar or sodium.

As for beverages, tap water, milk and unsweetened tea are your best options. One of the benefits that patients like most about dental implants is the freedom they have to eat and drink whatever they want. However, it's important to remember that following a restrictive diet during the healing period will help ensure the success of the implants. Diamond Dental Spa is your go-to source for cosmetic dentistry if you're considering the possibility of implanting dental implants.

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