No, not yet another eating craze, but sound advice for our dental implant patients!
If you are planning to have dental implants placed to replace a missing tooth, or a number of teeth, you have probably done some research into what the procedure involves, and, quite possibly, also the cost.
Making sure that your dental implant placement is a success though, comes down to more than just the skills of our Greenwich dentist, very important though they are. Aftercare is also important. This includes not only how we clean our teeth, but the diet that we follow afterwards too.
Immediately following the procedure
Given that your treatment involves minor oral surgery, you will certainly need to pay close attention to what you eat in the days and weeks following the implant procedure.
When the implant has just been placed into the bone, and the osseointegration period where bone and implant bond has not really started, you will need to avoid putting any stress on your new replacement tooth. This means no chewing of hard foods. Indeed, we strongly recommend that you follow a liquid diet only for a short while and avoid the temptation to ‘test out’ your new implant.