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That's according to Alberta dentist Dr. Michael Zuk -- who bought Lennon's tooth for more than $32,000 at a Stockport, England, auction in November -- and his artistically inclined sister, Kirsten Zuk.
The doc's sister used a very small piece of the molar when she made a clay sculpture of the rock icon.
"I love John Lennon -- I've been a huge fan all my life," Kirsten Zuk said.
The artist says the dentist came up with idea to take a chip of the tooth and turn it into a piece of art after he bought it.
"This is like a time capsule, it will contain his DNA," said the sister, who lives in Edmonton.
The sculpture will on display during the city's Fringe Festival. She hopes the sculpture will raise awareness and donations for a children's charity, called Smile Train.
It helps children who live in poverty get free access to cleft surgery.
The late Beatle's molar, which Lennon had given to his housekeeper Dot Jarlett in the late 1960s, eventually came into the possession of Alan McGee, who co-founded Creation Records.
McGee sold the tooth, along with other rock memorabilia, via Omega Auctions, BBC says.
Dr. Zuk, who published a book titled Confessions of a Former Cosmetic Dentist last year, told the BBC, "Once I heard (the tooth) was up for sale I had to have it."