I went to Dr. Ake with a bad toothache. Following the x-ray, it was quickly evident that the tooth needed extraction. Dr. Ake removed the tooth with little discomfort and then provided me with my options: leave the space empty (no tooth) or do a replacement tooth (and he provided me with cost estimate of what that would cost). I love that he gave me all my options rather than pushing one option at me and telling me that was my only choice. It's been a year now and I chose to leave the space empty because of it's location (it doesn't impact my sunny smile because no one can see the open gap). I don't regret my decision and know that, should I ever change my mind, Dr. Ake will be there to give me my options.