Like several other oral health or cosmetic dentistry procedures, dental implants come with several major benefits — and also potentially a brief, temporary recovery period in many cases. This recovery period allows implants to fully set themselves and ensure complete effectiveness, particularly if the patient is observing a few basic themes during said period — and one of these themes is making a few small temporary tweaks to their diet following receiving dental implants.

At Canyon Rim Dental, Dr. Delahunty is proud to provide dental implant services to a variety of clients — plus to offer them all the expertise and information they need for a fast, effective recovery and quality long-term implants. Dr. Delahunty’s mission: Saving teeth, whenever and however necessary. With this in mind, this two-part blog series will go over why it’s often important to make a few small adjustments to your diet following having dental implants placed in your mouth, plus some of the foods you should both promote and avoid during these periods.

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Benefits of Temporary Diet Changes Following Dental Implants

During the immediate days following having your dentist place dental implants in your mouth, it’s often necessary to make a few small temporary changes to the foods you usually eat — and one of these changes is often cutting down on certain acidic or carbohydrate-heavy items. Why? Because during this initial recovery period, these food items can potentially cause problems with the healing process surrounding your just-placed dental implants, which can potentially lead to a few problems — ranging from potential pain to difficulty fully integrating into your mouth and jaw area.

In addition, you’ll generally want to steer clear of hard, crunchy foods that risk damaging your new implants — and instead, consider purchasing or cooking (if possible) foods that are easy to chew and tend towards the soft side. We’ll go over examples of both poles here later in our series.

Preparation Techniques

There are a number of methods you can consider that help make foods softer and easier to eat after dental implants have been placed in your mouth:

In part two of our series, we’ll go over specific foods to prioritize and potentially avoid after receiving dental implants. For more on this, or to learn about any of our dentistry services, speak to the staff at Canyon Rim Dental today.