Q: I have some broken teeth. I want to replace them with alabaster teeth, but the dentist advised me to replace them with gold teeth, as using teeth made of any material other than gold will be harmful later. People say that it is not permissible to use gold teeth, therefore, I would like you to advise me regarding this matter. If a person dies and has a gold tooth, should it be left or removed? Please, enlighten us, and may Allah grant you success!
A: It is permissible for you to use gold teeth if the dentist you consulted is skilled and sees that it is best for you, otherwise this is not permissible to use them. Further, when a person dies, gold teeth should be removed in order to maintain the (heir’s) wealth and to avoid wasting money as the Prophet (peace be upon him) has stressed. However, if removing these gold teeth will cause the corpse to be mutilated or the gum to split, then they should be left. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.
• [Fataawaa al-Lajnah ad-Daa’imah,Fatwaa no.3319]
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