You will need to be on a “clear fluid” and milk free diet (no dairy products) for the first 48 hours to allow for some initial healing around the implant sites. Following that you will need to be on a very soft/blended diet for about a week as the wounds heal and you can then gradually increase the texture and variety of the foods. If you are treated as a “single stage” case or alternatively following Stage II surgery when the healing abutments protrude through the gum you should NOT use the abutments as “teeth” for chewing. Dr. Bowler will let you know when you are able to “load” the implants. It is very important that you do not prematurely put pressure on your implants. If you have any queries regarding diet the hospital dietitian can provide you with further information.