Many adults in the UK have missing teeth. It could be due to poor dental health, disease, or accident. At any rate, about 19% have some type of dentures, and the rest with missing teeth will probably need one as well. The National Health Service (NHS) includes dentures in their public health programme, so it may be more sensible to get dentures from the NHS.
SheenDentalImplants.co.uk offers a brief cost-versus-benefit analysis below.
It is more expensive to get dentures privately from a Richmond dentist. The typical cost for dentures from a private dental practice is £600, compared to the £222 from an NHS dentist. However, if you go to a good Richmond dentist, the higher cost comes with better quality dentures. You also will not have to wait in line for your turn. More importantly, it comes with better after treatment care.
If you get NHS dentures, you have to take what they give you. You will not have a choice of materials and they are more likely to look like dentures. This is not true for private practices. You can ask your dentist for dentures that look more natural, and less like false teeth. Using better materials also ensure they will not stain as much, and will also wear better and last longer. This means you will not have to replace it as often, so you will save money in the end.
False teeth can be uncomfortable. You want one customised to your jaw and mouth. When dentures do not fit right, they can cause sores, which can lead to infections. Private dentists will take more time to make sure your dentures feel comfortable because you pay more.
The only disadvantage of private Richmond dentures is the cost. The benefits, however, far outweigh the additional money you have to pay.