A dental impression of Elvis Presley’s teeth is going up for auction later this month, and is expected to reach at least £10,000, as fans of the legendary singer raid their bank accounts to own what has been dubbed ‘the King’s Crown.’ The mould clearly shows both upper and lower jaws, and also has a spare crown over one of the front teeth, which Elvis kept handy in case he damaged one of his teeth while on tour.
Memphis dentist Henry J Weiss provided dental care for ‘The King’ until 1971 and he prepared the porcelain cap himself, after Elvis cracked his front tooth on a microphone while performing in Las Vegas. The mould comes complete with letters of authenticity from the family of Dr Weiss (his wife and sons) and Joe Esposito, who worked as Presley’s road manager. It is being kept in a glass display case until the auction on the 25th of February.
The auctioneers, Omega Auctions, are becoming regulars with celebrity dental items, after they sold John Lennon’s extracted molar at the end of last year, Paul Fairweather, of the Stockport firm, said that they were ‘extremely excited on the consignment of this truly unique item from the King of Rock and Roll. Whilst it is not a real tooth, as was the case with the Lennon tooth, it is the only one in existence and we expect there to be considerable interest in this.’