You can guess what happened! :-))
25 years later all the nagging by his parents and friends paid off and he finally plucked up the courage to go and get them sorted. ( Maybe the fact that he hoped someone he really fancied would take more notice if he had good teeth was also a factor. :-)) )
Anyway 1st of April this year he started the treatment, and at first all went well as the dentist was a really nice bloke and managed to find a good balance between number of extractions and number of injections.
Anyway after a while problems started. Not because 'our hero' got cold feet or because the dentist slipped up. Oh no, the people he worked for started sending him to site which meant missed appointments. Then the lab doing his dentures had problems with the impressions of his gums. Looks like a 4 month job will take 6 1/2 months. :-((