Wisconsin dentist buys Elvis' plaster mold and porcelain crown

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin dentist has purchased an unusual bit of Elvis memorabilia - a porcelain crown that covered a gap in the King's teeth and the plaster mold used to make it.

Doctor Jim McCarthy of Eau Claire said Elvis had nice teeth and he found the crown interesting.

He would not say how much he paid.

McCarthy received the crown this week from the son of the Memphis dentist who made it. The crown came with affidavits from the dentist's family and a signed letter from Elvis' manager, Joe Esposito.

The crown was made in 1971.

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