What Can I Eat With Dental Implants?

Senior man with dental implants
Dental implants are the most advanced treatment currently available for missing teeth.

Imagine the crisp, refreshing bite of an apple, or biting into fresh, sweet corn on the cob, or the salty and crunchy satisfaction of your favorite nuts. For those with dentures, these foods may be a distant memory. Luckily, there’s an alternative to dentures that can bring back the satisfaction of these foods and many others.

At Dental Partners of Boston, we’re always looking for ways to improve the quality of life for our patients. For many people, dental implants can be a wonderful alternative to dentures, including once again enjoying the foods restricted by dentures.

What Can I Eat After Dental Implants?

One of the most rewarding things about switching from dentures to dental implants is lifting the restrictions on what to eat. Many patients with dentures are used to a list of limitations on what is safe to eat. With dental implants, you’ll be freed of food restrictions because dental implants function like natural teeth. We look forward to helping patients experience the freedom to choose the foods they love through dental implants.

Can I Eat My Favorite Foods Right Away?

After dental implant surgery, the surgical site will need time to heal before trying solid foods. This period typically lasts one to two weeks. During this healing time, a liquid diet is recommended for a short time. The liquid restriction will progress to soft or pureed foods. This phase will only be a temporary restriction. Once past the healing stages, patients can consume all the chewy or crunchy foods they once consumed with natural teeth.

Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that allows for a full return to consuming your favorite foods. Yes, that includes nuts, popcorn, chips, and apples, all of which dentures do not allow. This can add much to the quality of life of our patients and we are thrilled to offer it back to them.

If you have questions about the dental implant procedure and what to expect, Dental Partners of Boston can help. We want you to feel comfortable and educated about your decision. We will discuss with you the whole procedure, what to expect, cost, and answer all of your questions. There’s a better way than living your life on a restricted diet with dentures. Dental implants can greatly improve your life. Schedule a consultation with us today. We look forward to speaking with you.