When thinking about the future of your smile, that includes dental implants, asking what you’ll be able to eat is a great question! A lot of patients wonder what foods can be eaten with dental implants. Here’s a quick answer: almost anything. Yes, we really mean any.
That’s the great thing about dental implants. They act very much like regular teeth, and this article is going to show you how.
Now, let’s first talk about titanium.
The Dental Implant Process
Dental implants are incredible innovations in dental technology. They combine the artistry of dental surgery with material engineering. The process is very simple, and at Arizona Periodontal Group in Phoenix, Dr. Trujillo perform this procedure all the time. Here is a quick explanation of what the process is in a typical dental implant procedure.
First, a titanium screw is implanted into the jawbone. That’s why it’s called a dental implant. The purpose of the screw is to act as an anchor for the tooth. Much like the roots of a tree, or the roots of your teeth, the screw holds the permanent replacement tooth in place, as well as giving support to the teeth surrounding it.
The reason titanium is used is because titanium is a metal capable of fusing with your bone, is super strong, and isn’t rejected by your body. The implant will heal within your jaw bone, in much the same way the roots of your teeth do. Your Dental implant creates a very strong hold and, when completely healed, your implant functions like a normal tooth.
What You Can Eat After Surgery
You can expect a brief period where your mouth will still be healing from the procedure. During this period, we recommend that you drink mostly liquids. Then once Dr Trujillo gives you the OK, you can start moving into eating soft foods and work your way up to a normal diet.
Once that’s over, the sky’s the limit.
That’s precisely why dental implants are such an amazing invention. They give you all the flexibility and freedom that your normal teeth did. They even look like normal teeth.
Not only do you get the amazing feeling of seeing a full smile in the mirror once again, but you get the amazing feeling of eating hamburgers on the 4th of July, watermelon at a summer picnic, delicious caramel apples in the fall, and tortilla chips on game day!
Where To Get Dental Implants
There are many places here in Phoenix to get dental implants. One of the best, according to our patients, is Arizona Periodontal Group. Dr. Trujillo has deep knowledge of, and expertise in dentistry and the field of dental implants. If you are interested in seeing if you are ready for dental implants then we would love to have you come in to our practice to meet with Dr. Trujillo personally so he can answer any questions that you might have. Get your dental implant appointment scheduled today!