Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after receiving a silver amalgam filling.
For the next 24 hours, chew only soft foods, as silver amalgam fillings do not have their maximum strength until that time.
You might experience sensitivity to hot and cold foods for a few days up to two weeks.
How long should you wait to eat after a filling?
Hot beverages are best avoided until all feeling returns to the mouth. For composite fillings, food can be eaten immediately. However, with silver fillings, hard foods and chewing directly on the filling are to be avoided for the first 24 hours following the procedure.
Can I eat after tooth filling?
The short answer is: yes, but you should avoid it. Technically you can eat ice cream after getting a filling, but that doesn’t mean that you should! Depending on the type of material used in the filling and the severity of the cavity filled, your teeth may be sensitive for days to a week after the procedure.
How long after a filling can I eat NHS?
They look hard but may not reach full strength for many hours. Ask your Dentist how long you should wait to eat or drink after having a Filling. Eating or drinking on a Filling that has not set properly may damage the Filling which may then require further treatment.
What can you not do after a filling?
Take note of which foods or drinks cause sensitivity and avoid them if possible. Avoid whitening toothpaste and products, which can make sensitivity worse. Rinse the mouth out with water after consuming acidic foods or drinks, such as coffee and fruit. Acidic foods and beverages can wear away the tooth enamel.