for such a minor ding, a good wheel repair shop can fix it just fine.
I had my '03 VFR wheels repaired after covering several hundred miles of VT roads in the aftermath of a major hurricane that ripped up roads and isolated towns across the state back in 20011 or so. It was done by MC Wheels in Swanzey, NH (apparently now closed), who had lots of equipment and obviously tons of experience repairing high end allow wheels (to go by the wheels waiting repair in the shop).
I do think that the $50 repair cost quoted is a bit on the low end for a quality job, as these guys spent a lot of time checking for cracks and going through several heat / straighten / check cycles so as to not weaken the allow. They also used several (expensive) machines for each stage of the repair.
OTOH, I bent an allow rim (badly) after/while getting a blowout on my Yammie YBR125G while touring (with passenger and luggage!) in the Philippines. I had to put in a tube to continue, and the vibration was fairly severe.
A roadside 'machine' shop climbed into it with hammer and so on, and when I last saw the bike with 10s of thousands of additional kms on it, the wheel was still holding up fine.
And that bike was regularly used to transport 2 or 3 people plus at least 100kg of gear on poor quality roads after that, as we used it as general business transport.