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Foods for Your Healing Dental Implant

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Our Mountain View, CA area patients know that there are many great meals ahead of them while they wait for their dental implants to heal.Here at Smile By Design, one of the first questions we usually get after a successful dental implant procedure is “what can I eat?” While dental implants are fully capable of handling any food you might throw at them, it is important that you avoid hard and chewy foods directly after the procedure as your implants will need time to heal before they can handle “the good stuff”. Fortunately, there are still many great foods available that are soft enough to handle with a healing implant. Today, Dr. Donian Shen is blogging from Mountain View, CA to talk about some of the foods you should stick to while your dental implants heal.

Five Treats for Your Dental Implants in Mountain View

There are many great foods available to you during your recovery period that are soft enough to eat without harming your dental implant. Some of these foods include:


There are many cheeses available that are naturally soft enough for you to eat with your healing implant. Cheeses like Brie and Manchego are good choices that fit this criteria. It is also possible for you to continue eating hard cheeses, so long as you melt them first.


Yogurt is a great meal option because it is naturally soft and creamy, meaning it won’t hurt your healing implant when you eat it. It also comes in a large variety of different flavors, which makes it very easy to find a flavor that fits your tastes.


Not only are eggs a great source of protein for your body, but they are also soft enough when cooked to be enjoyed with your healing implant. Eggs can also be made in a variety of ways and mixed with many other foods, making it easy to find new ways to prepare them.


Soup is a popular meal after any dental procedure because not only is it soft enough to not harm your healing implants, but the warmth that comes from it tends to make our patients feel better. Like yogurt, soup also comes in many different flavors that can make it easy to find one you like.

Soft Grains

Meals like cooked oatmeal, oat bran, and cream of wheat are great options for your healing implant. They are also very easy to spice up by adding cinnamon, berries, or even peanut butter to them. Soft bread is also a great grain product that you can enjoy with your healing implant, but be sure not to toast it!

Call and Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Shen

What is great about the foods listed above is the fact that they can be combined with other soft meals, allowing you to experiment with new recipes. With this kind of freedom, you can eat foods that won’t harm your healing implant without having to get bored of eating the same five meals every week. If you would like to learn about more foods you can eat during the healing period of the dental implant process, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider, Dr. Donian Shen, today.