Last year I had an accident and one of my canine teeth were knocked out. In October, I had the root taken out by my NHS dentist and was advised that they have to let the bone heal for six months before anything else can be done. I'm due to start basic training in June but have my next check up at the beginning of April at which point, I'll have to decide what to do about the big, ugly gap in my mouth. The only treatment available on the NHS is a denture and I'll have to go private if I want something more permanent. My question is, is it worth waiting until I start Raleigh to take advantage of the Naval dental plan? Is this even an option or does the plan not kick in until I'm in the Navy proper? Also, how does the treatment offered by the Navy dental plan compare with NHS/private treatment? Thanks in advance.