Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas
Question: My question is regarding cosmetic dental work. Is it permissible to get cosmetic work done such as braces, bridges and veneers? Primarily for the purpose of beautification and no other reason.
Is it permissible for a (muslim) dentist to carry out such work on patients who are muslim or non-muslim?
Answer: assalamu `alaykum
Yes, this would be permissible. Such cosmetic work is not considered altering or mutilating the creation of God, which is prohibited. It is similar to cosmetic surgery for removing scars or fixing a deformity, and does not become impermissible even if accompanied with an intention of beautification.
Salman
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

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