Is It Permissible to Use Cadaver Bone Grafting for Dental Purposes?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle


Is it permissible to use cadaver bone grafting for the purpose of a dental implant?


Thank you for your important question.

Bone grafting with synthetic bone material, or pure animal bone is perfectly permissible.

If, however, this is not possible, and the surgical procedure is not simply aesthetic, then bone may be taken from the patient himself (autogenous grafting.)

If this, too, is not possible or is very likely to fail or cause other harm, taking bone from a dead body (cadaveric allograft) would be permissible.

As mentioned, this is all assuming the surgical procedure is not simply aesthetic. This also assumes the consent of the donor before death and that one conforms to the laws of one’s country.

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I pray this helps.
[Shaykh] Farid Dingle
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years, he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.