The very slow resorption kinetics of cerabone® make the material the ideal choice
in situations where long-term stability is of utmost importance.


cerabone® is recommended for implantology, oral surgery, periodontology and craniomaxillofacial surgery (CMF):

– Sinus floor elevation
– Horizontal and vertical augmentation
– Ridge preservation
– Intraosseous defects
– Peri-implant defects
– Socket preservation
– Furcation defects


In the anterior region where the bony support of the soft tissue is essential to achieve optimal aesthetic results, the long-term stability of cerabone® supports long-term aesthetic outcomes. For the treatment of an implant dehiscence, cerabone® can be applied using the sandwich technique, i.e. covering autologous bone chips previously applied on the implant surface.


cerabone® is the ideal biomaterial for preservation of the ridge shape. If implantation is not foreseen within one to two years following tooth extraction, but a bridge restoration is planned, then cerabone® would be the biomaterial of choice since it remains within the augmentation area and permits to preserve the shape of the ridge.


Due to its only superficial degradation, cerabone® can be used for protecting auto- or allografts from resorption. It can be applied covering bone blocks and bone rings, or can be mixed with particulate autologous or allogeneic bone grafting materials.

cerabone® is the leading bovine bone grafting material made in Germany,
as demonstrated by its clinical and scientific success.


The following chart provides a decision aid for the choice of the particle size and amount of cerabone® granules required for a certain clinical indication.
For each recommendation advises for the application are given.
small granules

(0.5 – 1 mm)
large granules

(1 – 2 mm)
Recommendations for application6,7
Immediate implantation
(gap augmentation around placed implants)
Volume needed ~0.5 – 1 ml
Ref 1510, 1511
– Overfilling should be avoided
– Covering of the granules by the flap is sufficient in this indication, no membrane is needed, alternatively a collagen fleece can be applied to cover the particles
Horizontal/vertical augmentation Volume needed ~0.5 – 5 ml
Ref 1510, 1511, 1512, 1515
Volume needed ~0.5 – 5 ml
Ref 1520, 1521, 1522, 1525
– Can be used alone for smaller defects
– For bigger defects mixing with auto-/allograft (maxgraft®8) in the ratio of 50:50 is recommended
– Mixing with auto-/allograft (maxgraft®8) reduces time for re-entry (four to five months post-surgery)
– If used alone, re-entry at six to nine months post-surgery
Sinus floor augmentation Volume needed ~0.5 – 5 ml
Ref 1520, 1521, 1522, 1525
Re-entry at six to 12 months post-surgery depending on the dimensions and anatomy of the sinus cavity, and augmented volume
Implant dehiscence
(buccal bone missing)
Volume needed ~0.5 – 1 ml
Ref 1510, 1511
Sandwich technique recommended: first layer autologous/allogenic (maxgraft®8) bone, second layer cerabone®
Socket/Ridge preservation Volume needed ~0.5 – 2 ml
Ref 1510, 1511, 1512
Volume needed ~0.5 – 2 ml
Ref 1520, 1521, 1522
– Can be used alone or in combination with auto-/allograft (maxgraft®8)
– Mixing with auto-/allograft (maxgraft®8) in the ratio of 50:50 reduces time for re-entry (four to five months post-surgery)
– If cerabone® is used alone, re-entry earliest at six months post-surgery
Periodontal bone defects Volume needed ~0.5 – 1 ml
Ref 1510, 1511
Can be used either in conjunction with a barrier membrane or enamel matrix derivative (Emdogain®)

6 for all indications rehydration of cerabone® granules with sterile saline or patients’ blood is recommended
7 gentle compression of the granules should be minded
8 if available, maxgraft® processed human allograft

cerabone® PRODUCT LINE

cerabone® is available as granules or block.
The cerabone® granules come in eight different volumes of small (0.5 – 1.0 mm) and large (1.0 – 2.0 mm)  granule sizes.
The cerabone® block is available in a standardized size of 20 x 20 x 10 mm.

Small cerabone® particles are particularly advantageous for contouring, e.g. for augmentation in the aesthetic region or to fill remaining gaps when a block grafting is performed. Small particles are also preferably used for the regeneration of smaller defects and intraosseous defects.
Large cerabone® particles are favorable, if large volume defects (e.g. sinus floor elevation) are filled. In addition to the higher volume, there is more space between the large particles, which enables a better revascularization of bigger defects.

cerabone® SMALL granules

Art.-No. Particle Size Content
1510 0.5 – 1.0 mm 1 x 0.5 ml
1511 0.5 – 1.0 mm 1 x 1.0 ml
1512 0.5 – 1.0 mm 1 x 2.0 ml
1515 0.5 – 1.0 mm 1 x 5.0 ml

cerabone® LARGE granules

Art.-No. Particle Size Content
1520 1.0 – 2.0 mm 1 x 0.5 ml
1521 1.0 – 2.0 mm 1 x 1.0 ml
1522 1.0 – 2.0 mm 1 x 2.0 ml
1525 1.0 – 2.0 mm 1 x 5.0 ml

cerabone® block

Art.-No. Dimension Content
1722 20 x 20 x 10 mm 1 x block


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