A soft diet is recommended after receiving a tooth implant until the implant is able to heal and fuse into the jawbone, according to Bryant Dental. It is advisable to avoid hard and chewy foods that have the potential to get stuck between teeth.
Chewing ice and hard candies often breaks the new tooth's crown and damages natural teeth as well, according to Mayo Clinic. Bryant Dental suggests avoiding foods and beverages that have extreme hot or cold temperatures, which often aggravate the insertion site and delay healing. Smaller bites or food cut into pieces are suggested to aid chewing.