The quality of dentures on the national health in the UK is poor.
I speak from experience. 42 years. The main problem is not improving the quality on the NHS (Impossible, for a myriad of reasons and I intend to cover this in detail) but rather offering the unsuspecting public an inexpensive private option of fair quality.
So how might we achieve this?
When I started as an apprentice dental technician in 1973, a set of dentures on the NHS cost £5.00. and a private set about £25.
Using my patent inflation tool, a pint of Youngs ordinary bitter cost 25p hence
Nhs full set = 20 pints of bitter (£5.00)
Private set = 100 pints of bitter (£25.00)
With me so far?
What about today
NHS full set = 74 pints @ £3.00per pint (£222.50)
Private set = 500 pints (£1500.00)
So as you can see, in real terms dentures have become a lot more expensive. An increase of 370% for NHS and a whopping 500% for private dentures.
How did that happen!