What Can You Eat After Getting a Crown?

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Congratulations on your new dental crown! Now that your smile looks fantastic, you’re probably wondering what you can eat without damaging it.

We know that nutrition is important, and that’s why in this article we’ll guide you on the right foods to eat after getting a permanent crown.

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What Can You Eat After Getting a Dental Crown?

As with any dental procedure, your teeth and gums will need some time to adjust to the new crown.

Therefore, for the first few days, we recommend opting for soft foods that are easy to chew. Here are some good options:

  • Yogurt: Soft, creamy, and rich in nutrients, yogurt is an excellent ally for initial recovery.
  • Soups: Creamy or vegetable soups are easy to digest and will keep you hydrated.
  • Fruit and vegetable purees: Cooked and pureed fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals that will aid in healing.
  • Scrambled eggs: Soft and nutritious, scrambled eggs are an ideal option for breakfast or dinner.
  • Cooked fish: Soft fish like salmon or cod is easy to chew and high in protein.

Gradually returning to your regular diet

Once the first few days have passed and your mouth feels comfortable, you can start to gradually reintroduce more solid foods into your diet.

However, it is important to be cautious and avoid certain foods that could damage the crown.

Can I Eat Hard Foods with a Permanent Crown?

Yes, but with caution! Permanent dental crowns are designed to be durable and strong.

Still, it is still advisable to avoid biting or chewing on extremely hard foods such as:

  • Whole nuts
  • Ice
  • Hard candies
  • Unpopped popcorn

Chewing on these foods can put too much pressure on the crown and cause it to loosen or fracture.

Can I eat french fries with a crown?

Occasional french fries probably won’t cause any problems. However, keep in mind that french fries are crispy and hard, which requires more biting force.

If you have crowns on your back molars, where the most chewing force is exerted, it is best to opt for soft fries or cut them into smaller pieces before eating them.

Additional tip from our Downtown Phoenix clinic: Always cut hard foods into small pieces and chew carefully, especially on the side of your mouth where the crown is located.

Enjoy Your New Smile and Eat with Confidence!

Remember, at Somos Dental you can get dental crowns starting at $699*. Check out our financing options to find a plan that fits your budget.

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If you have any specific concerns about your crown or your diet, do not hesitate to contact your dentist.

At Somos Dental, we are committed to providing you with the best possible dental care with bilingual dentists.

*The price is for patients without dental insurance and when paid is made in 1 single payment.

**The price may be subject to change.

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