In the future, minimally invasive digital scans will be performed even during regular check-ups and stored centrally. They will provide a complete three-dimensional view of the mouth, including the bone and soft tissues. Virtual articulation will be used to model exactly how the upper and lower teeth come together (occlusion). This information will be used to produce restorations – crowns, bridges, onlays, inlays, etc. – without the patient having to be present.