November 22, 2022

Eating and Drinking After All-On-4 Implant Surgery

The All-on-4 is a go-to procedure when a patient has missing teeth, bone atrophy, periodontal disease, or related issues.

It is one of the most innovative teeth replacement options available and one of the most effective ones.

These implants can help your smile appearance, oral health, and well-being. However, in order to get those great results, there’s some work at home that has to be done by the patients. Let’s take a look at some aftercare tips for All-On-4 implants and a following deeper look at diet restrictions.

Proper Oral Hygiene is Essential
Don’t Take Rest for Granted
Follow the Aftercare Instructions
It’s Important to Follow a Proper Diet:

Once the permanent teeth are placed, patients will be able to eat and drink all their favorite foods again. However, right after the surgery, you will still have temporary teeth on the implants. What you eat and drink after surgery, it’s crucial for recovery.

1-2 Weeks Post-Surgery: Liquid Diet

When is All-on-4 the best option?
Right after the procedure, your mouth, jaw, and throat will most likely be sore, so eating can be very difficult and unpleasant. That’s why during the first weeks after surgery, you will need to follow a liquid and soft foods diet. Some examples of what you can drink and eat include water, milk, fruit juices, milkshakes, pudding, coconut water, smoothies, sodas, ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelatin, honey, and other similar options.

Remember not to eat warm beverages during these weeks, as they can burn the numb tissues in your mouth. Staying hydrated is essential following the surgery.

2 Weeks to 3 Months Post-Surgery

When is All-on-4 the best option?
Now that most of the soreness should have receded, you can start the soft food diet. The jaw is still healing, so you still need to be careful about what you eat.
Avoid hard, crunchy, or chewy foods that can disrupt recovery. Some examples of food you can eat during this time include pasta, oatmeal, soft bread, eggs, yogurt, cheese, hummus, mashed fruits, vegetables, turkey, chicken, fish, and other similar options.
Always note if any pain or sensation occurs during and after eating or drinking.
If anything causes pain or discomfort to your jaw, avoid it until the healing process is complete.

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