Medically reviewed by: Maher Jandali DMD, MD

Did you know that dental implants are widely viewed as the best tooth-replacement system on the market? This advanced technology provides patients with renewed oral function and freedom, meaning once you receive dental implants, you will be able to eat, drink, and speak without worry or embarrassment.

While the dental implants process is longer than other traditional methods of tooth replacement, Drs. Jandali and Hur’s patients are not left without teeth for any period of time. This means that, while you may experience temporary dietary restrictions, you’ll be able to eat normally very soon after your dental implants have been placed.

Our Surgeons Use Advanced Techniques When Placing Dental Implants

From the first time you set foot in the Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville office, Drs. Jandali and Hur will use their advanced knowledge of the latest dental implant practices to ensure you receive the best experience and results possible. It is for this reason that they employ the use of single-stage dental implants when possible.

For most patients, Drs. Jandali and Hur will avoid the traditional two-stage process, when one appointment was needed to insert the implants into the jaw and a second appointment to uncover the implants and attach the small post on top that holds the prosthetic crowns. By combining these two procedures into one, Naperville patients enjoy an even faster road to a fully functional smile.

Eating After Dental Implant Placement

With Drs. Jandali and Hur combining the dental implants procedure into one appointment, patients will only need to wait for about 3 months for their implants to heal. After this time, your new, final teeth can be placed with no need for a second surgery.

Until that time, you will need to adhere to some very short-term dietary restrictions until your oral surgeon gives you the okay to return to your normal diet. In the days following the placement of your dental implants, stick to soft foods or liquids with a high nutritional value. Just because you need to give your mouth a break for a couple of days does not mean you should only eat ice cream and milkshakes. Instead, consider these foods during your initial healing period:

  • Water
  • Mashed bananas
  • Fruit or vegetable juices
  • Bone broths
  • Protein shakes
  • Greek yogurt
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Puréed soup
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Herbal tea
  • Applesauce
  • Tofu
  • Pudding
  • Cottage cheese
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Flaky fish

As we mentioned, the advanced technique used by Drs. Jandali and Hur when placing dental implants allows their Naperville patients to heal more quickly and receive their final set of teeth faster. That means that you can get back to eating as you did when you had strong, natural teeth within about 3 months after your initial dental implants surgery.

Call if You Have any Question Regarding Your Dental Implants

Drs. Jandali and Hur have been a board-certified oral surgeons for many years, during which time they have honed their skills and expertise in the placement of dental implants.

If you’re ready to learn how this advanced tooth-replacement system can truly change your life, do not hesitate to call Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville today at (630) 961-5151 to schedule your initial consultation.