Friday 15 Jumada al-ula 1444 - 9 December 2022
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Putting a permanent veneer on the teeth

Question

Is it permissible to put Lumineers and veneers (external layers added to protect and beautify the teeth) on the teeth? These are layers that are  permanently added to the teeth. Do they have any impact on wudoo’?

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

It is permissible to put veneers and the like on the teeth, for the purpose of protection and beautification, or to correct deformities, because the basic principle is that things are permissible, and there is no evidence to suggest that this is not allowed. However, that is subject to the condition that there is no extravagance, so if there is a high cost to these materials, when there is no need for them, then that should be avoided, because Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):

{And be not excessive. Indeed, He does not like those who commit excess} [al-An‘aam 6:141].

The presence of this material on the teeth does not affect wudoo’, because what is required in wudoo’ is to rinse out the mouth, which means swishing water in the mouth, which can be done when this material is on the teeth.

And Allah knows best.

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