Elvis Presley's dentist kept a spare dental mould in case the singer chipped or cracked his front crown.
Elvis Presley's dentist kept a spare dental mould in case the singer chipped or cracked his front crown.

There is good news for Elvis fans! The King is back... well, a part of him anyway.

A unique and personal item, formerly belonging to the King of Rock and Roll will go up for auction on Saturday. The item, a model of his teeth with a crown, will be expected to fetch up to £10,000.

This spare crown was made by a Dr. Henry J. Weiss, who was Presley's dentist until 1971. The model was affectionately called the "King's Crown".

Weiss was known to keep an extra crown with him, in case Presley ever chipped or damaged the one in his mouth. In February, 1971, that happened.

The King cracked his crown on a microphone while performing at the International Hotel (currently known as the Hilton Hotel - Las Vegas).

The to-be-auctioned piece comes with letters confirming its authenticity. These come from the dentist's wife and her sons, as well as Joe Esposito, Presley's road manager.

Omega Auctions of Stockport, Greater Manchester is conducting the auction.

"'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; we expect that it will sell for over £10,000," spokesman Paul Fairweather was quoted as saying in the Daily Mail.