Making the necessary changes in your diet after a Dental implant
If you have recently undergone or are planning to get the dental implant, then the recovery phase will take around 6 months. This much time is needed for the implant to fuse into the jaw.
What are the food options you need to eat after the treatment?
Some of the food options are mentioned below:
- French toast
- Biscuits 7 Gravy
- Lean beef
- Baked apple
- Cooked vegetables
- Tender chicken
- Beef stroganoff
- Cottage cheese
What if the patient is diabetic?
The diabetic patient can include given-below food options:
- Brown rice
- Whole wheat pasta
- Pulled pork
- Cooked beans
- Peanut butter
- Low-fat yogurt
- Sugar-free applesauce
- Low-fat cottage cheese
- Natural products
- Fresh and soft fruit
- Spinach & kale
- Smoothies of your own choice
What are the food options you need to avoid?
You should avoid sticky candies, nuts, chips, pretzels, ice cubes, chewy meat, a raw apple, ice cubes, raw carrots, and chewy bread.
What do you need to avoid during the healing phase?
- Healing implants
You should avoid chewy food like steak or food which needs force to bite. If you eat apples it will affect the healing process of implants. You need to give the implant the time to fuse to the jawbone, and this way it can manage the pressure easily.
- Acrylic teeth
If the patient has acrylic teeth then they wait till the time healing is completed as it takes time to get adjusted. If the food is chewy or hard it the acrylic teeth will break.
The gum shape will change slightly during the healing, and small gaps can be created. You should avoid the food items like popcorn as they can get stuck easily & it even increases the chances of infection. Once the implants are fused to the jawbone, they are consistent, and the problem of gaps will not be there.
Taking proper oral hygiene
First 4 weeks
After the surgery, use a toothbrush with soft bristles and brush your teeth 2 times a day. Rinse your mouth with salt water, and you should do it after every meal.
The first month after the healing
By this time you can stop the use of saltwater. You can even use the WaterPik, and its pressure should below. Make sure that you increase the pressure but it should be comfortable to deal with. The water pressure should be applied between the gum tissue & hybrids along with the side & back of the hybrid. Make sure you do it once every day.