Can you eat????

I see & read a lot of good thing about the look of the All on four, but I haven't read anything about eating. Also is there anyone or place in the St. Louis-Ft. Leonard Wood, MO area that does this procedure?Thanks

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Doctor Answers 4

Can you eat

With the all on 4 (TM) procedure there are two phases

1. Temporary phase where teeth are provided the same day as the implants - In this phase you should restrict yourself to a soft diet whilst the implants are healing. Nothing crunchy, hard or chewy.

2. Final phase - Once your implants have healed a new set of teeth will be fabricated. You can eat almost anything with these teeth but remember anything that would have broken your natural teeth can also break these teeth. Excercise caution in the very hard foods. 

Oxnard Dentist

Foods after All-on-4

In addition to the good answers that other doctors have already posted, keep in mind that salads soon after surgery are probably not a good idea due to the lateral (sideways) pattern of chewing that is necessary for these foods. After the implants integrate, you should be able to eat most foods. 

John Paul Gallardo, DDS
Miami Periodontist
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Yes, you can! `

After any dental procedure, there will be some foods you should mot eat in the interest of healing. With dental implants, until you fully heal, there is usually small dietary restrictions. Here are some  recommended foods to eat after your implant surgery...  

Oatmeal or cream of wheat, yogurt, scrambled eggs, cottage cheese, apple sauce, ground beef, baked or broiled fish, broiled or stewed chicken, macaroni and cheese, soft bread,  and baked or mashed potatoes.

Rajan Sharma, DDS
Chicago Dentist

Biggest advantage of All-on-4 is how it mimic natural teeth chewing!

One of the biggest advantages of an implant supported prostheses is that their chewing resembles very closely that of natural teeth. In fact some people would say better because there not the sensitivity to hot and cold! Long time users have no problem taking on steak, apples and even corn on the cob!

That said, there is a learning curve. Most of my patients describe them like wearing a new pair of shoes, they need some getting used to. Mostly when it comes to cleaning around them and manipulating the food movement with the tongue. 

A few patients have even reported more flavour and taste to their food, espcially when coming from full dentures because of they dont cover no where the same amount of hard and soft palate!

Hisham Kaloti, DDS
Mississauga Dentist
4.9 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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