Woman in dentist office after dental implants

Undergoing dental implant surgery can be a major step toward improving your oral health and achieving a beautiful smile. However, some of the responsibility will fall on you when it comes to getting the best possible results from your dental implants. Dr. Sixto will give you detailed instructions for taking good care of your new implants, and one thing you’ll need to consider is your diet.

How Nutrition Can Affect Dental Implants

For your dental implant procedure to be successful, your teeth need to heal properly, and the implants need to become structurally supported. In many cases, it can take several months for your bones to fully fuse with the implants. During this time, the foods you eat can have a significant impact on both the healing process and the strength of your dental implants.

Maintaining a balanced diet after dental implant surgery can help keep your bones healthy, which will ensure that your implants have a solid foundation. Getting the nutrients you need will also help the healing process go smoothly and quickly. 

These are some of the foods that can contribute to healthy dental implants:

  • Dairy products
  • Egg yolks
  • Fatty fish
  • Mushrooms
  • Fortified breakfast cereals
  • Leafy greens
  • Tofu

It’s also wise to eat foods that can boost your immune system:

  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Citrus fruits
  • Ginger
  • Green tea
  • Yogurt
  • Oily fish
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Berries

Foods To Avoid With New Dental Implants

After your dental implant procedure, Dr. Sixto will likely instruct you to avoid certain foods for the first couple of weeks. Some of the foods that may negatively affect your implants or prolong the healing process include:

  • Hard, crunchy foods
  • Sticky, chewy foods
  • Highly acidic foods
  • Very hot foods
  • Spicy foods

Dental Implant Surgery With Dr. Sixto

Although your diet can have a major impact on the success of your dental implants, it’s even more important to have the procedure performed by a skilled and experienced dentist. At Admira Dentistry, Dr. Julio Sixto believes in forming a connection with every patient and creating personalized treatment plans tailored to their needs. He and his team will ensure that your dental implant procedure goes smoothly and provides you with wonderful results.

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