26th December 2017
السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
Question: My father in law’s teeth are all falling out and it causes him in difficulty in consuming food. He is thinking about getting denture implants done. Is this permissible?
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In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Denture implants, or artificial teeth generally come in two forms; detachable and non-detachable. Non-detachable one requires a surgical operation in order to remove the teeth as opposed to detachable ones. Islamically, there is no harm for any old person, such as your father in-law, to have denture implants of either type if all of the teeth have fallen [or falling] due to old age to easily allow consumption of food especially strong solid foods. This is permitted under the ruling of removing extreme difficulty (raf’ul haraj) and constrain (mushaqat), a justified principle in determining legal rulings. It is recommended that he uses detachable ones first, but if he struggles with it then to resort to Non-detachable ones. It must be remembered that detachable dentures must be removed during Fardh Ghusl.
[Allãh Knows Best]
Written by (Mufti) Abdul Waheed
Answer Attested by Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam
JKN Fatawa Department