A: I had dental caries when I was a child and my parents did not give me any medical treatment. As I grew up, my problem increased to the extent that recently I lost most of my molars and some of my other teeth. Accordingly, now I always suffer from indigestion. I also find it difficult to talk with my friends. Thus, I think to visit a dentist to fix on (Part No. 25; Page No. 57) an artificial denture but I would like to know the ruling on doing so. Provide me with your beneficial Fatwa please. May Allah reward you with the best.
It is permissible that you seek medical treatment to get rid of any deformation and to replace the decayed teeth or molars with artificial ones. Proof of the foregoing is a Hadith in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
"Yes, O servants of Allah! Seek treatment, for Allah has not placed a disease without placing a cure for it (or he said: a medicine), except for one disease.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah! What is it?” He said, “Old age.”
Abu `Isa commented: "Other narrations were reported to the same effect by
Abu Khuzamah on the authority of his father, and
Ibn `Abbas and it is an authentic Hadith Hasan (a Hadith whose chain of narration contains a narrator with weak exactitude, but is free from eccentricity or blemish).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.